Demirtas has been in jail for more than two years and received his first sentencing last September [Reuters]

A Turkish appeals court has upheld the “terror propaganda” conviction of a former co-leader and presidential candidate of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party.

Turkey‘s state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday the appeals court in Istanbul unanimously voted to finalise a September verdict against Selahattin Demirtas.

The former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairperson was sentenced to four years

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