At a press conference at G20, Turkey's Erdoğan calls HDP's jailed co-chair a terrorist
08.07.2017 22:36 BİRGÜN DAİLY

Following the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a press conference and answered journalists’ questions.

In response to a question about the jailed co-chair of Turkey opposition party HDP (People’s Democratic Party), Selahattin Demirtaş, Erdoğan said: “The authority to release terrorists from jails is not at our discretion. The person you mention is a terrorist.

He is such a terrorist that he led all of my Kurdish brothers out to the streets and had 53 of my Kurdish siblings got killed. These people (HDP’s jailed lawmakers) are people who had dared to say that they had PKK and YPG have their backs.”

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