Nikos Voutsis condemns ‘pogrom’ against HDP lawmakers

Parliament President Nikos Voutsis condemned on Saturday the persecution and detention of the leadership and numerous lawmakers of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), describing them as a “pogrom”.

“I feel obliged to express my unequivocal condemnation of the persecution and pogroms against the elected deputies of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), ans especially the co-chairs, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag,” Voutsis said, commenting on their recent arrests.