Hazzard reiterates Sinn Féin solidarity for pro-Kurdish groups in Turkey
Chairing the Kurdish Centre’s launch of ‘Blood Oil’, a book analysing the use of the money spent by Britain on petrol and gas, in Westminster tonight, the South Down MP commented,
“Sinn Féin stand in solidarity with Kurdish groups who on a daily basis face growing authoritarianism and oppression from Erdogan’s regime.
“In recent times we have seen clear violations of both human rights and democracy with the unacceptable and arbitrary arrest of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP).
"The politically loaded charges against HDP co-chairs, and all charges designed to silence and intimidate voices critical of the Erdogan regime, must be dropped immediately.”
“On behalf of Sinn Féin I wish to extend solidarity to those struggling for human rights and democracy in Turkey."