Former HDP deputy Kadri Yildirim to be buried today

The Kurdish scientist and former HDP deputy Kadri Yildirim died of a cerebral haemorrhage in Amed on Friday. HDP co-chairs Buldan and Sancar pay tribute to his life and declare: "We have learned a lot from Mamoste Kadri."

Former HDP deputy and academic Prof. Dr. Kadri Yildirim died on Friday at the age of 62 in Amed as a result of a cerebral haemorrhage. He is to be buried today.

HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar said: “Mamoste [teacher] Kadri dedicated his life to the Kurdish language, left countless scientific works and taught thousands of people. We have a lot from Mamoste Kadri. His works and his rich experience will live on with us."

Kadri Yildirim was born in Lice in the province of Amed in 1959. He studied theology and taught at universities in Amed and Mardin. As director of the language institute at Artuklu University, he coordinated the academic branch of the Kurdish language and culture. He received his PhD from Dicle University's theological faculty in 2010 and was elected MP for the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) in 2015.

Kadri Yildirim has authored numerous books on the Kurdish, Arabic and Persian languages ​​and literature.