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Turkish prosecutor refiles indictment seeking ban on opposition party

An electoral rally of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey before the 2015 general election, on 18 May , 2015 [Salih Turan/VOA]
An electoral rally of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey before the 2015 general election, on 18 May , 2015 [Salih Turan/VOA]

Turkey's top prosecutor on Monday refiled an indictment seeking dissolution of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Anadolu Agency reported.

The indictment calls HDP an undemocratic party that colludes with the group PKK and seeks to destroy the unity of the state.

The indictment was previously returned by the Constitutional Court due to missing details.

Bekir Sahin, the chief public prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals, refiled the 850-page indictment in the Constitutional Court, and it was sent to the Supreme Court, also called the Court of Cassation.

The indictment asks for a political ban on nearly 500 party members and freezing the party's bank account.

Turkey considers the PKK to be a terrorist organisation.

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