Turkish police have taken 20 people into custody in raids carried out early Saturday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır (Amed), Mezopotamya News Agency reported.
Filmmaker and photographer Suphi Orhan is among 20 people arrested by the police, the agency said.
Since there is a confidentiality order over the case, the real reason of the arrests is not known yet, it added.
The Turkish police’s most recent spree of arrests in Kurdish-populated Diyarbakır followed a bomb attack on Friday in the city that targeted a public bus which carried members of the police force.
Eight police officers and an engineer were injured during the blast. Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced that the person who placed the bomb in a car on the way of the public bus was immediately arrested and confessed to the attack.
According to Mezopotamya, the Turkish police tortured some of the people they arrested on Saturday. The police broke the nose of Muhsin Acar, his family said, speaking to the agency.
“There were blood marks on the carpet. They took Muhsin saying that there was a warrant for his arrest. They searched the house for two hours,” the family said.