The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office Tuesday launched an investigation into the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-chair Kamuran Yüksek, the Peoples' Democratic Congress (HDK) spokesperson Ertuğrul Kürkçü, and the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) co-chairs Hatip Dicle and Selma Irmak over their remarks in a press meeting held on Dec 18.
The press meeting was organized at the administrative center of the DTK, a network of Kurdish parties and civil society organizations.
Demirtaş, along with other four people are being accused of "supporting ditches [dug in southeastern in Turkey] and barricades as well as those behind them" and "encouraging people to stage riots."
The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office will also send a summary of proceedings to the Ministry of Justice demanding a "permit for investigation" and an "abolishment of legislative immunity" for HDP deputies Demirtaş, Kürkçü and Irmak, in line with 83th article of the constitution.
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