Turkish Kurds

Special Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu (C), a human rights advocate and lawmaker from the People's Democratic Party (HDP) and his colleagues pose after the parliament stripped his parliamentary seat, in Ankara, on March 17, 2021. (AFP)

Push to ban pro-Kurdish HDP erodes Turkey’s political pluralism further

  • The price for Erdogan’s attempts to silence Turkey’s Kurdish population will have to be paid for years to come
  • Timing of HDP charges suggests Turkey is becoming more repressive against the Kurds and even more nationalistic
By David Romano ·