Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş's lawyer Hasan Tahsin Kaya died at the age of 43 in the western province of Edirne.
Kaya died of a heart attack, Demirtaş tweeted on Aug. 21.
Edirne Barosuna kayıtlı, avukatlığımı da yapan Hasan Tahsin Kaya kardeşimi, kalp krizi nedeniyle maalesef kaybettik. Çok çok üzgünüm. Emeklerini asla unutmayacağız, hatıralarını hep yaşatacağız. Yakınlarının ve tüm dostlarımızın başı sağ olsun. Allah rahmet eylesin. pic.twitter.com/FnRC9GwlMy— Selahattin Demirtaş (@hdpdemirtas) August 21, 2020
"I'm very sorry. We will never forget your efforts," Demirtaş said.
Edirne Bar head Alper Pınar also sent a message of condolences following the death of Kaya, who was a member of the bar.
HDP Edirne provincial head Beşir Belke said that Kaya had been a lawyer of Demirtaş since 2018 and was visiting the former co-chair once every two weeks in the Edirne Prison.Demirtaş lists suggestions for an enhanced parliamentary system, stresses the need for democracy