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US warns Turkey's HDP dissolution would ‘undermine democracy’

Turkish parliament HDP members

The Biden administration has condemned a Turkish effort to disband one of the country’s largest opposition parties, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). 

On Wednesday, a Turkish prosecutor filed a case with the Constitutional Court to dissolve the HDP, the parliament’s third-largest party. The indictment accuses the HDP of ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a Kurdish militant group that both Turkey and the United States have labeled a terrorist organization.

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