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Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Ankara - A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas against his conviction for "terrorist propaganda", his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Rec...

Turkey says EU overstepped brief by calling for Kurdish leader's release

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday accused the European Union's top diplomat of overstepping her brief by calling for the release of jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas.

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on terror charges -- a call immediately rejected by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, ruling his detention since 2016 on terror charges was aimed at "stifling pluralism".

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, saying his detention since 2016 on terror charges was aimed at "stifling pluralism".

'Hello darling': Jailed Turkey candidate makes speech though wife's phone

Istanbul - It's not the most conventional way for a presidential candidate to address supporters. But Turkey's leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is not facing a usual set of circumstances as he campaigns for June 24 elections from jail.

'You are my voice': Kurdish leader campaigns from Turkish jail

Ankara - Turkey's leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is facing not only President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this month's presidential elections but the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of having to campaign from jail.

Jailed Kurdish leader laments 'unfairness' of Turkey polls

Ankara - Turkey's jailed former pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas lambasted the "unfairness" of his campaign conditions for June elections but said he was ready to rally voters from prison.

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader says no longer seeks political office

Ankara - The jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has said he is not planning to run in any further elections, effectively ending a political career that threatened to shake Turkish politics.

Turkey jails 9 Kurdish party MPs, including leaders

Istanbul - Turkish courts on Friday formally arrested the two co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) as well as seven more of the party's MPs, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Demirtas: Kurdish figurehead, Erdogan's enemy

Istanbul - The co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party Selahattin Demirtas has used his immense personal charisma to spearhead an unprecedented political breakthrough and become an arch rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but is now mired in legal probl...

Turkey opens probe against Kurdish leader over 'autonomy' remarks

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Monday opened a criminal investigation against the leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on accusations of committing crimes against the constitutional order.

Demirtas: 'Kurdish Obama' the man to beat in Turkey vote

Istanbul - Selahattin Demirtas, the charismatic leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party, is the man in the spotlight after he scored a stunning election breakthrough in June.

Ankara attacks intensify Kurdish party's conflict with Erdogan

Istanbul - The double suicide bombing of a peace rally in Ankara has raised a feud between the government and Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to a new level, widening a dangerous polarisation as Turks head towards November 1 polls.

Kurdish leader calls on PKK to halt violence 'without if or buts'

Istanbul - The leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party on Saturday called on Kurdish militants to halt a month of violence against the security forces "without if or buts".

Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce 'unjust war'

Brussels - Turkey's Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas on Thursday urged the world to denounce Ankara's new "unjust war" on rebel Kurds and asked the EU to push clearly for a truce.

Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: Report

Istanbul - Around 260 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Ankara's week-long campaign of air strikes against targets of the group inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, the official Anatolia news agency...

Demirtas the 'Kurdish Obama' faces his biggest test

Ankara - Turkey's charismatic Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who led his party to a remarkable breakthrough in June 7 legislative polls, is facing the biggest test of his career as Ankara cracks down on militant Kurds.

Turkish prosecutors open probe against Kurdish leader Demirtas

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened a probe against the leader of Turkey's main Kurdish party over bloody October 2014 protests, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

Demirtas: bright new star of Turkish politics

Istanbul - The leader of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas has emerged as a potent force in national politics after guiding his party past Turkey's notoriously tough 10-percent threshold to win dozens of seats in legislative elec...
 

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