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Turkey issues red notice for ex-opposition lawmaker

HDP's former deputy Osman Baydemir sought for being member of armed terrorist group, source says

Aziz Aslan   | 17.09.2020
Turkey issues red notice for ex-opposition lawmaker

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Turkish prosecutors on Thursday requested a red notice for a former member of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), according to a judicial source.

Prosecutors in the southeastern Diyarbakir province issued the request for Osman Baydemir, sought for being a member of an armed terrorist group, said the source on the condition of anonymity.

Baydemir is currently living abroad, it added.

Turkey’s government accuses the HDP of being linked to the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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