Middle East

Turkish court rejects appeal for release of jailed pro-Kurdish candidate: party

Supporters of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) hold placards reading "Free Demirtas" in front of Istanbul's Courthouse on May 21, 2018, to demand the release of Pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas who is currently in a Turkish jail. Turkey's jailed former pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas, 45, who is running against the Turkish President in the June 24 polls despite being held in jail for the last one-and-a-half years, lambasted the "unfairness" of his campaign conditions,

 

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