Dozens Detained in Raids Against HDP, DBP, ?HD, SES

The police have conducted raids in seven cities, including the capital Ankara.

The police have raided numerous homes in the provinces of Ankara, Antep, Urfa, Diyarbakir, Batman, Agri and Adiyaman, detaining more than 70 people.

Members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Human Rights Association (IHD), Laborers of Health and Social Services (SES) are among the detained.

Ankara

The police today (November 27) detained 11 people from the HDP, the IHD and the SES, bringing them to the Anti-Terror Branch at the Ankara Security Directorate.

Names of the detained people are: IHD Ankara Branch Co-Chair Fatin Kanat, SES executives Fikret Caglayan and Belkis Yurtsever, HDP Parliamentary Assembly Member Bereket Kar, HDP members Mazhar Yerlikaya, Sehriban Basak, Ethem Ozgan, Sabahattin Karli, Kemal Akalin, Ziya Cebeci and Berfum Colak.

Kocaeli

Twenty-three HDP members were detained yesterday. While the detained are held at the Kocaeli Security Directorate, a confidentiality order has been issued on the investigation.

Adiyaman

Former HDP MP Behcet Yildirim was detained today in a raid in his home. Haci Yusuf Topaloglu, a reporter for the Dicle News Agency (DIHA), which was shut down upon a statutory decree, was also detained. They were brought to the Provincial Security Directorate.

Urfa

A citizen named Irfan Erdem has been detained over his social media posts and charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization."

Diyarbakir

DBP Co-Deputy Chair Mehmet Sirin Tunc, DBP Baglar district organization executive Tahir Gul, Kayapinar District Municipal Council member Songul Dag Kapanci from the HDP, Egitim Sen Union Diyarbakir No. 1 Branch Co-Chair Hatice Efe,

Batman

At least 25 people were detained today in Batman: Mahfuz Akgul, Elif Koyuncu, Sukru Baytar, Adil Erin, Mehmet Salih Turmus, Mustafa Erol, Seyithan Tatar, Nurhan Seckin, Murat Tekin, Fatma KapaligAlz, Yasar Kirca, Ilyas Tiryaki, Halime Cetinkaya, Ezel Aydin, Derya Arslan, Seyfettin Demirkilic, Cengiz Firat, Guler Turhan, Zozan Adli and Rozerin Koyuncu.

Agri

HDP provincial executive Kazim Aslan and HDP Dogubeyazit district executives Faruk Sevkan and Okan Sekirden have been detained.

Siirt

Four people in the city center and eight people in Pervari town (Halit PAlmen, Bahyettin Okur, Bedri Sahbudak, Zeydin Eksik, Kenan Yavuz, Haci Tukat and Muzaffer Tursak) have been detained.

Source: English Bianet