Turkish TV station has reportedly refused to air an election campaign video prepared by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for the upcoming local elections.
Upon the refusals, the party officals posted the campaign video on the party’s Twitter account with the hashtag “#EldenElePaylaşalım”(Let’s share it from hand to hand).
Turkey will hold local elections on March 31.
“TV stations made a decision not to broadcast our campaign video without citing any reason. Perhaps there is a reason imposed from ‘above.’ Would you be our screen? Let’s share it from hand to hand. We call on everyone who believes in democracy and the supremacy of law to extend their support and show solidarity with us,” the party tweeted.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is also the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), frequently targets the HDP at his party’s election rallies, accusing them of being terrorists due to their alleged links to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).