ERBIL — The co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, will attend his court hearing on Friday, for the first time since his arrest in November, 2016.
Demirtas, who was arrested by the Turkish authorities on charges of "supporting a terrorist organization," together with a dozen of other HDP members, was part of previous court hearings only through live video calls, however, the HDP leader expressed his interest in attending the trial physically and not just through a live connection.
His request was accepted by the prosecutors and the Turkish court in Ankara, earlier on Thursday.
Furthermore, the highly secured prison in Edirne, where Demirtas is held, said in a statement on Thursday, that they are ready to provide the secure transportation of Demirtas from the prison to the court in the Turkish capital city.
According to a statement released by the HDP, the court hearing will take place on Friday, the 7th of July, from 10:00 o'clock in the morning.