Rights and Freedoms Party

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Rights and Freedoms Party
Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi
Partiya Maf û Azadiyan
Abbreviation HAK-PAR
Leader Refik Karakoç
Founder Abdülmelik Fırat
Founded 2002 (2002)
Headquarters Diyarbakır, Turkey
Ideology Federalism
Cultural liberalism
Kurdish nationalism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
Colours             
Red, yellow & black
Parliament:
0 / 550
Municipalities:
1 / 1,381
Councillors:
0 / 21,751
Website
www.hakpar.org.tr

The Rights and Freedoms Party (Kurdish: Partiya Maf û Azadiyan‎, Turkish: Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi, abbreviated HAK-PAR) is a Kurdish nationalist[1] political party in Turkey.

Advocating federalism as a means of increasing Kurdish autonomy in the south-east of the country, the party split from the Democratic People's Party (DEHAP) in 2002. The party's head office is in Diyarbakır. Until his death in October 2015, the party was headed by Fehmi Demir.[2]

In the local elections of 2014, the party won the municipal mayoralty in Konukbekler, Muş, attaining 43,846 votes.[3] In the June 2015 general election, HAK-PAR participated for the first time in a general election, winning 58,698 votes.

List of Leaders[edit]

# Name Term starts Term ends
1 Abdülmelik Fırat 2002 2006
2 Sertaç Bucak 2006 2008
3 Bayram Bozyel 2008 2012
4 Kemal Burkay 2012 2014
5 Fehmi Demir 2014 2015
6 Refik Karakoç 2016

Elections[edit]

General elections[edit]

Election Votes Percentage Seats
June 2015 58.716 %0,13
0 / 550
November 2015 110.161 %0,23[4]
0 / 550

Local elections[edit]

Election Votes Percentage Municipalities
2009 29.392 %0,07 0
2014 43.846 %0,09 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HAK-PAR leader's funeral brings Kurdish leaders together". Rudaw. Retrieved 2 November 2015. ...the chairman of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR)...
  2. ^ "Hak-Par leader Fehmi Demir dies in traffic accident". Today's Zaman. 26 October 2015. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.haberdiyarbakir.com/konukbekler-belediye-baskanligini-hak-par-kazandi-62777h/
  4. ^ "TRT Seçim" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2 November 2015.