Turkey Shuts Down Two Political Parties for the Name of “Kurdistan”

10/02/2019 –ERBIL — Turkish public prosecutor ordered the closure of two political parties in the country for having “Kurdistan” in their names.

The Kurdistan Communist Party and Kurdistan Freedom Party are now closed down by the Turkish authorities, having no chance to take part in the political process in the country.Turkish Constitution has banned the use of “Kurdistan” in any official political rhetorics.


According to a report by Aydınlık newspaper, some other political parties were warned to change the official names of their parties or to face the same destine as the two.

However, the political parties have appealed to the Turkish Constitutional Court, which will make a ruling later on 13th February.