ankara - The parliamentary elections in Turkey were held under unfair conditions. This has Selahattin Demirtas, one of the two leaders of the leftist pro-Kurdish party HDP, said Sunday in reaction to the outcome of the vote.
The HDP reached the threshold of 10 percent. The AK Party of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President recaptured the absolute majority in parliament with 550 seats.
Demirtas said that the HDP in the run-up to the elections five months has been put under pressure by the government, according to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet. He said that the party not campaigning had arrived, including an attack in Ankara on 10 October. More than a hundred people lost their lives through an action of suicide bombers after a peace meeting of HDP members and other leftist demonstrators.
The other HDP leader, fix up Yuksekdag, said his arrested in the pre-electoral period about five hundred members and staff of the HDP.