SELAHATTIN LEAVING BDP ? / BDP refutes co-chair Demirtaş’s plans to resign

DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency – The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) has rejected reports that co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş plans to resign from his post following local elections scheduled for March 2014.

Demirtaş had reportedly decided to step down as joint leader of the party after BDP administrative cadres turned down his suggestion to hold an extraordinary congress before the elections in March, earlier reports said. The reports appearing in the press about Demirtaş’s resignation do not reflect the truth, the BDP said in a statement. The 40-year-old Demirtaş, a graduate of Ankara University’s Law Faculty, has been co-chair of the BDP since January 2010.