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CASABLANCA COUNCIL - Peace, Security, Development

31 May-01 June 2002


The Socialist International has learned that HADEP, a party that often participates in its activities and is recommended by this Council for observer membership, is on trial in Turkey, accused of unlawful activities. The International regards HADEP as a democratic party working in parliament and fully supports it in its work for a pluralistic democracy. The International expresses its deep concern over the ongoing legal proceedings against HADEP and urges the Turkish government to guarantee free and fair working conditions for all Turkish democratic parties.