Democratic People's Party (Turkey)

Democratic People's Party was a Kurdish political party in Turkey. DEHAP was founded 24 October 1997. It was the continuation of the People's Democracy Party, which was banned in March 2003 by the Constitutional Court on the grounds that it supported the Kurdistan Workers Party. On the 26 March 2003, 35 Mayors who were part of the HADEP, joined the DEHAP.
At its 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. For the local elections in March 2004, the DEHAP, together with the Labour Party, the Freedom and Solidarity Party, and the Socialist Democracy Party entered an electoral alliance under the name of the Social Democrat People's Party Following the elections, 56 elected mayors returned to the DEHAP.
On 17 August 2005 DEHAP announced its merger with the Democratic Society Movement founded by Leyla Zana to form the Democratic Society Party.