Turkish court accepts indictment seeking ban of pro-Kurdish party – TV


ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s Constitutional Court accepted an indictment on Monday seeking a ban on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for alleged ties to militants, CNN Turk said, opening the way for a case to close parliament’s third-largest party.

The case is the culmination of a years-long crackdown on the HDP, in which thousands of its members have been tried on mainly terrorism-related charges. The party denies links to terrorism and has said the case is a “political operation”.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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