Public anger rises against HDP co-chair Demirtas in Turkey

Turkish social media witnesses fury increasing against Demirtas following his comment that ‘the army and the police will be defeated’

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HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas makes a statement to the press

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas was severely condemned in Turkish social media with the hashtag "KatilDemirtas," in other words KillerDemirtas, after the deadly terror attack of outlawed PKK in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province on Sept. 6.

One day after his statement on Sept. 5 saying "The armies are powerless against people, and the army and police of Tayip Erdogan will be defeated," the major terror attack by PKK terrorists killing 16 Turkish soldiers in Daglica district of Hakkari sparked an outrage among Turkish people.

Several people condemned terror along with HDP and its co-chair Demirtas on social media saying "Those who support PKK and aims to defeat the Turkish army will pay the price before history," also attributing to HDP deputies attending the funerals of PKK terrorists, and driving two kids to have them join the outlawed group.

Many people accused Demirtas of exploiting innocent Kurdish people and dividing the country.

The comments also emphasised that since Demirtas’ statement on Sept. 5, almost 30 Turkish security officers were killed in southeastern provinces of Turkey while many others were injured.

The latest terror attack by PKK terrorists came on Tuesday when the PKK terrorists attacked a police bus in eastern province of Igdir, killing 14 Turkish policemen.

With this incident, at least 110 Turkish security officials have been killed in terror attacks carried out by the militant group and its affiliates since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) ended ceasefire with the Turkish government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies