Bengi Yıldız

Bengi Yildiz (* 15 November 1965, Kozluk, Batman Province, Turkey) is a Member of Parliament of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) for Batman, Turkey.

Bengi Yildiz is a lawyer by training, graduating from Istanbul University Law Faculty, and has worked as a journalist .

He is a former President of the Batman branch of the IHD Turkish Human Rights Association (Human Rights Association). [1]

In July 2007, he stood as an independent candidate in the Turkish parliamentary elections and entered the Turkish Parliament, joining the Democratic Society Party (DTP). He is now an MP for Batman.

He was re-elected in the 12 June 2011 general election.

He is married with two children.

On July 25, 2011 he declared that Kurds under the control of PKK/BDP would stop paying taxes to the Turkish government. [2] He suggested that PKK/BDP would form a Libyan Jumhuriya type of structure whereby in every neighborhood and city the PKK/BDP supported Kurds would locally organize and abolish political parties to create a "self-determined democratic" autonomy. He furthermore suggested that although PKK/BDP supported Kurds want to be exempt from taxes it is still the responsibility of the Turkish Republic to invest in their infrastructure, roads, schools and pay for their public servants. [3]


  1. "An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Bengi Yildiz". Kurdish Herald. September 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  2. "Bengi Stars: Taxes are not going to!". Dunya Bulteni. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  3. "Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi 23. Dönem Milletvekili". Grand National Assembly of Turkey. 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-15.

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