Kemal Bülbül, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been prevented from leaving Turkey due to a travel ban in place despite his parliamentary immunity, the Kronos news website reported on Friday.

Bülbül was planning to attend a series of events scheduled to take place next week in Paris.

He was told by the Turkish authorities that due to the existence of a travel ban on him he can’t travel abroad.