Democratic People's Party (
, DEHAP) was a pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey.
DEHAP was founded 24 October 1997
. It was the
continuation of the People's
Democracy Party (HADEP), which was banned in March 2003 by the
Constitutional Court on the grounds that it supported the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
last legislative elections in November 2002,
the party won 6.2% of the popular vote, thus not reaching the 10%
threshold for gaining representation in the Grand National
Assembly of Turkey.
On 17 August 2005
DEHAP announced its merger
with the Democratic Society Movement (DTH) founded by Leyla Zana
to form Democratic Society Party
- Moghadam 2007, 86.
- Marcus 2007, xi