Joint press declaration about Yüksekdağ hearing
Diplomats from Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and the EU Delegation have been trying in vain to be admitted to the public hearing against former HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ in Sincan. In clear breach of Turkish law and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, foreign diplomats are once again denied access to a public hearing. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice have been made aware of the situation, but refused to act on the matter. This situation is unacceptable and bodes ill for the current state of the rule of law in this country.