ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish cops restrained 3 leading area authorities of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) amongst 10 individuals kept in a procedure targeting Kurdish militants, state media claimed on Friday, after a lawsuit was opened up to shut the HDP.
Separately, Turkey’s Human Rights Association (IHD) claimed its chairman, Ozturk Turkdogan, was jailed in a raid by cops on his residence on Friday early morning. The IHD claimed on Twitter its legal representatives were inquiring concerning his situation.
A Turkish district attorney submitted a situation with the Constitutional Court on Wednesday requiring a restriction on the HDP, the end result of a years-long suppression versus the 3rd biggest event in parliament. The HDP called it a “political coup”.
Police organized synchronised raids in 4 areas and also amongst those restrained were both leading HDP authorities in the Istanbul area of Kagithane and also its Besiktas area head, state-owned Anadolu information firm claimed.
There were apprehension warrants for 15 individuals in total amount, it included.
The United States and also Europe criticised the relocate to open up the lawsuit, claiming it threatened freedom, however a representative for President Tayyip Erdogan claimed the HDP had connections to the forbidden Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant team.
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