Freedom and Democracy Party

Pro-Kurdish party in Turkey

Freedom and Democracy Party (Turkish: Özgürlük ve Demokrasi Partisi, ÖZDEP) was a pro-Kurdish rights party in Turkey. The party was created in October 1992 after the People's Labor Party (HEP) was banned.[1] Four months after its formation, ÖZDEP was banned by the constitutional court of Turkey on charges of supporting self-determination and for conducting bureaucratic services in the Kurdish language.[2][3] In an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Turkey was ordered to pay compensation for the closure of the party in December 1999.[4]

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References

  1. ^ Mert, Yener Lütfü (2008). Cumhuriyet döneminde kapatılan siyasi partiler : kapatma davaları, gerekçeleri ve sonuçları (in Turkish) (1. ed.). Ankara: İlkim. p. 68. ISBN 978-6056000607.
  2. ^ "History of kurdish political parties in Turkey". HDP Europe.
  3. ^ Halliday, Terence C.; Karpik, Lucien; Feeley, Malcolm M. (2007). Fighting for Political Freedom Comparative Studies of the Legal Complex and Political Liberalism. Oxford: Hart Pub. p. 237. ISBN 978-1847314024.
  4. ^ "Freedom and Democracy Party (ÖZDEP) v Turkey, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 23885/94, ECHR 1999-VIII, IHRL 3345 (ECHR 1999), 8th December 1999, European Court of Human Rights [ECHR]; Grand Chamber [ECHR]". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/law:ihrl/3345echr99.case.1/law-ihrl-3345echr99. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
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