HDP co-leader Figen Yuksekdag stripped of MP status

HDP Co-leader Figen Yuksekdag

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader and Van deputy Figen Yuksekdag has been stripped of her MP status on Tuesday, a statement on the website of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey says.

With the announcement, the number of HDP seats in parliament has been reduced to 58.

The Co-leaders of the HDP Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, who were arrested on 4 November last year and have been in prison since, are facing up to 142 and 83 years imprisonment on several charges.