A committee from Sweden's Left Party was barred from visiting former co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş. Left Party Chairman Jonas Sjöstedt said that the HDP co-chair was critical to solving Turkey's problems, adding that they think "that Erdoğan's fear of Demirtaş was the reason for his imprisonment."
Former co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş warned former prosecutor Yüksel Kocaman that his close relationship with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan didn't mean he wouldn't be facing prosecution in the future. Prosecutor Yüksel Kocaman visited the president immediately after his wedding and accepted gifts.
Former HDP co-chair Demirtaş’s wife quits teaching job as COVID-19 prison visitation schedule hinders work
Wife of former of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, Başak Demirtaş has announced that she quit her job as a teacher two weeks ago. Noting the difficulty of scheduling visits to her husband in Edirne Prison, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Demirtaş said that she couldn't have performed well at work under these circumstances.
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş's lawyer Hasan Tahsin Kaya died of a heart attack at the age of 43 in the western province of Edirne. 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.
Former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said that "a secret organization within the state brings its agenda into action step by step via planned operations." "We need to state what has been going on in the country properly. The constitutional order is being changed and an authoritarian regime is being constructed. This is not carried out through open political methods only," Demirtaş said.