Co-chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed dozens of deputies, mostly from the ranks of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, knew about a military coup attempt that was staged unsuccessfully on July 15.
“Some 80 to 90 deputies had prior knowledge of the coup attempt. Most of them were from the AKP. They aren’t admitting this now fearing the eruption of a political crisis. I am calling on them to reveal who was aware of the coup plans and who would be appointed prime minister [if the coup had succeeded],” Demirtaş said at his party’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.