The party presented its election platform today.
“Turkey will not survive without HDP, and HDP won’t survive without Turkey“, Demirtas said in his election speech before thousands of supporters in Ankara on Friday.
Hurriyet newspaper reported that among those detained on Friday were district officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), a pro-Kurdish party which the government accuses of having links with the hardline PKK.
The counter-terrorism teams, backed up by helicopters, launched a massive operation against the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in 28 districts of the metropolis, the report said. The conflict has cost more than 40,000 lives.
Turkey is heading for an early general election after no party succeeded in creating a ruling coalition after the June 7 poll. The country should take all the required steps to promote and maintain administrations based on local democratic preferences.
The Party also promised that the national minorities will be granted the right to organize education in their native languages.
The party is promising to turn Turkey’s Directorate for Religious Affairs into a “Religion and Faiths Works Committee” and to give the official place-of-worship status for cemevi, used by Turkey’s Alevi community.
Other promises include the creation of a ministry whose goal would be to eliminate the obstacles that people with disabilities, women and elderly people face.
Also in its election manifesto, the HDP proposes that villagers who practice subsistence agriculture be supported by the state by giving them free electricity and water, untaxed fuel and agricultural equipment.