Ruling Party of Uruguay Denounces ‘Indiscriminate Persecution’ in Turkey


flag_of_uruguay-svg-1MONTE VIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia) — The Uruguayan ruling party, Broad Front (Frente Amplio) expressed its “solidarity” with the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and with the “victims of the indiscriminate persecution in Turkey” in a declaration of the Political Office of the party.

The statement “calls on the democratic forces and parties, particularly from Europe, to ask the Turkish Government to put an end to this persecution.”

“After the raid at the houses and headquarters of the Party and the arrest of 11 parliamentarians of the Democratic Party of the Peoples of Turkey on November 4” and considering “the Diyarbakir prosecutor’s office reports that there is an arrest warrant for 59 MPs of that party,” the Broad Front argued that “once again the Turkish Government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launches an antidemocratic offensive against the People’s Democratic Party, violating the civil and political rights of the people’s representatives.”

“These events are part of an authoritarian offensive, with opposition media closures (142 journalists arrested since last July), and against a party that had more than 6,000,000 votes and represents all the ethnic groups of Turkey (Assyrians, Kurds, Armenians, Arabs), different religious groups, women and social minorities — a party that fights to build a democratic, ecological and anti-patriarchal society.”