Prosecutors in Ankara and the southeastern province of Diyarbakyr last week launched investigations into HDP co-chair Selahattin DemirtaE- over his remarks in support of self-rule
for the predominantly Kurdish Southeast and for supporting terrorism.
At a conference in southern Turkey over the weekend, Selahattin DemirtaAaAaAe leader of the largest pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), endorsed (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35192854) a call for self-rule
along with several other parties.
The rebel groups in the Two Areas and Darfur call to grant self-rule
to the different Sudanese regions.
The laws passed by the Ukrainian parliament call for three years of self-rule
in parts of eastern Ukraine and for local elections in December.
London, May 12 ( ANI ): Rebels in Ukraine held 'self-rule
' referendums in the country's easternmost areas.
Acting President Oleksander Turchinov warned people in the east of the country they risked stepping "into the abyss" by voting for self-rule
. He said: "Those who stand for self-rule
do not understand it would mean complete destruction of the economy, social programmes and life in general for the majority of the population." President Francois Hollande of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the poll was illegal.
"Those who stand for self-rule
do not understand that it would mean complete destruction of the economy, social programmes and life in general for the majority of the population in these regions."
The separatists in Donetsk appear to be still sticking to demands for some form of self-rule
despite negotiations with local officials and Ukraine's richest man, multi-billionaire Rinat Akhmetov.
Three Afghanistan men who worked as interpreters for British troops in the present military debacle now claim they must be offered asylum in Britain because they will be murdered by Taliban supporters when their country reverts to self-rule
Their efforts amount to Syria's first experiments in self-rule
after decades of violent tyranny under the Assad clan.
A statement issued by President Jalal Talabani's office Thursday says the accord between leaders in Baghdad and the self-rule
Kurdish region would eventually lead to the withdrawal of both sides' military forces from disputed northern areas.