Cyprus Movement for Social Democracy expresses solidarity with the HDP
The deputy chair of the Cyprus Movement for Social Democracy, Maria Vassiliadou, issued a statement on the threat to strip HDP MPs of their immunity and expressed her party’ solidarity.
Deputy chair Maria Vassiliadou, on behalf of the Cyprus Movement for Social Democracy (EDEK), emphasized that pressures against the HDP cannot be accepted.
Voicing her party’s concern, Vassiliadou said that the repression faced by the HDP and the democratic environment in general in Turkey, target above all human rights and freedom of expression.
The statement said: "In this time of uncertainty, we, Cyprus Movement for Social Democracy (EDEK) want to express our solidarity with our comrades in Turkey."
The statement also called for democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law to be a priority in all societies.