Turkey's pro-Kurdish party closure case worries U.S., Europe

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States and Europe have criticised a move by Turkey towards banning the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a week before EU leaders are due to discuss strained relations with Ankara at a summit. A Turkish prosecutor filed a case with the constitutional court on Wednesday demanding a ban on the HDP over alleged ties to Kurdish militants, the culmination of a years-long crackdown against the third largest party in parliament. The move marks the revival of a long history of Turkey banning political parties, including pro-Kurdish ones. The U…

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