Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) filed criminal complaints against Turkey's president and prime minister over "their remarks influencing judicial independence", said the party on Friday.
According to a statement issued by the HDP, the party filed complaints against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to the Ankara Prosecutor's Office on behalf of HDP co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas, and to Istanbul prosecutor's office on behalf of the party’s co-chairwoman Figen Yuksekdag.
The HDP statement said, "Erdogan and Davutoglu have openly given instructions to the judiciary with their statements in recent days," adding that their remarks also targeted HDP leadership and lawmakers.
The complaints come as both HDP co-chairs, Yuksekdag and Demirtas, face investigations over "terrorist propaganda" and "inciting violence", respectively.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.