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Turkey: Demirtas and Kurdish politicians sentenced to 'extermination' for 2014 uprising

An Ankara court has handed down heavy prison terms to Kurdish politicians in the trial related to Turkey's 2014 Kurdish uprising over Kurdish resistance against the invasion of the Islamic State forces in Kobani, northern Syria, Turkish media reported. Among those convicted are Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), Figen Yuksekgad, also co-chairman of the HDP, Gultan Kisanak, co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Ahmet Turk, the current mayor. and former co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP). The court sentenced Demirtas to 28 years and 6 months, Yuksekdag to 30 years and 3 months, Kisanak to 12 years and Turk, 82, to 10 years. 108 people are accused In the same trial, in the specially designed room of the Sinjan prison in Ankara, a total of 108 people were on trial, accused of participating in the PKK organization and inciting the violent protest events that took place on October 6-8 […]
Source: News Beast

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