Turkey: HEDEP Co-Chair supports CHP's call for resistance against the violation of Constitution
The Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (HEDEP) on Thursday has joined the CHP (Republican People’s Party) in its call for resistance against the violation of the constitution after the Court of Cassation filed a criminal complaint against members of the Constitutional Court over its decision of violation against Can Atalay, a detainee in the Gezi Park case who was elected Turkey Workers Party (TIP) Hatay MP.
The Court of Cassation claims that the Constitutional Court members who signed the verdict "violated the Constitution and exceeded their jurisdiction," sparking an escalating confrontation between the two legal entities.
HEDEP Co-Chair Tuncer Bakırhan said that the Court of Cassation’s belief that it is above the Constitutional Court, the Turkish Grand National Assembly, and the Turkish people is a clear indication of the intention to make a political coup through the judiciary.
When asked if he supported CHP Chair Ozgür Ozel to resist the decision in the streets, Bakirhan gave the following answer:
"We can stop this current mentality together with our peoples. This threat and danger facing the society in Turkey can be changed by fighting on the streets. We have heard the CHP's call; I would like to state that we will be on the streets everywhere in solidarity and resistance with all social segments and political parties, if any, who oppose this understanding in order to fight against this unjust and unlawful understanding for democracy and peace."