Turkish courts withdraws lawsuit against Nureattin Demirtas
The Turkish government and parliament has begun drawing up bills on Kurdish questions. The government presented a proposal for amending the Justice and Anti-Terror law. The amendment was voted for by Nureattin Demirtas, the former co-chairman of the Democratic Society Party (DTP).
After the amendment was approved by Parliament, the Turkish courts decided to withdraw the lawsuit they had filed against Demirtas late in 2007, when the politician was arrested for delivering a speech under a picture of the PKK leader, Abdulla Öcalan. He was accused of links to the PKK and forced into military conscription, but he was not accused of being a member of the PKK. The court withdrew the accusations against him last Thursday.