Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) announced that several party executives, including the party’s co-chair Keskin Bayındır, were detained in a police raid on its headquarters in Ankara.
As part of the investigation conducted by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against the DBP on terrorism charges, detention orders were issued for 15 people in nine different cities, Mezopotamya Agency reported.
With the detention orders, 14 people, including DBP Co-Chair Keskin Bayındır and provincial executives, were detained in raids on party buildings and houses, primarily in Turkey’s southeast province of Diyarbakır (Amed) and capital Ankara.
In addition to the detentions, all the DBP’s provincial buildings are also being searched by the police.
Parallel to the raids on the DBP, the police detained six members of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), including a local executive, during house raids in Istanbul on Friday morning, Mezopotaya Agency reported.