WAKE UP MERKEL: Turkey leader ‘using migrant crisis to avert attention’ from rights abuses

Selahattin Demirtas, head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), has demanded European politicians condemn the atrocities against the marginalised Kurdish people.

Known as the Kurdish Obama, he called on the EU to stop focusing solely on the refugee crisis and take into account the fact democracy and human rights “are being trampled on in Turkey” by Mr Erdogan.

Writing in Le Monde Diplomatique, he said: “What do the European institutes do?

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