Erdogan Wants to Strip Paylan’s Immunity

Garo Paylan
Garo Paylan

Garo Paylan

The office of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has petitioned the leadership of the parliament to strip the immunity of eight lawmakers, among them Garo Paylan, an Armenian legislator representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).

This is yet another attempt by Erdogan to weaken opposition forces in Turkey, especially the HDP, which represents a large Kurdish constituency.

If Paylan is stripped on his immunity, he could be arrested since there are charges and lawsuit against him that have not moved forward due to his immunity.

In addition to Paylan, five of his HDP colleagues are also on the list, as it a lawmaker representing Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and, surprisingly, a member of Erdogan’s own ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Reza Posac.

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  1. Hagop Varoujian said:

    My gut feeling is: Garo Paylan will be stripped of his immunity and will be jailed in due course and our Cowardly Western so called “democracies “ will still look the other way, allowing and encouraging Sultan Erdogan to continue in his evil ways.

  2. GB said:

    Sultan Erdoghan keeps preaching his corrupt Jihadist ideologies, for his naive Turkic herds, nearing the fall of his artificially created Empire, similar to Osmanli Chalif! I wonder what group will be the pray of the next genocide in the land of Midnight Express!

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