HDP’s 4 Co-Mayors Detained in Mardin, Urfa

HDP's Savur District Co-Mayor Gulistan Oncu, Mazidagi District Co-Mayor Nalan Ozaydin, Derik District Co-Mayor Mulkiye Esmez and Suruc District Co-Mayor Hatice Cevik have been detained on the ground of ongoing investigations against them.

Savur District Co-Mayor Gulistan Oncu, Mazidagi District Co-Mayor Nalan Ozaydin and Derik District Co-Mayor Mulkiye Esmez from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have been taken into custody in house raids in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin.

Detained on the ground that there are ongoing investigations against them, the co-mayors have been taken to the Mardin Provincial Security Directorate. The municipality buildings have been blockaded by the police after the co-mayors have been taken into custody.

Suruc Co-Mayor in Urfa also detained

HDP's Suruc Co-Mayor Hatice Cevik has also been detained in Turkey's southeastern province of Urfa. Cevik has been taken to the Anti-Terror Branch of Urfa Provincial Security Directorate for her deposition.

Taking security measures around the municipality and preventing the personnel from entering, the police have started searching the building.

Municipality personnel taken into custody

In addition to four HDP Co-Mayors in Urfa and Mardin, Derik Municipality personnel Muslime Ozbahceci, Hediye Gunes, Burhan Temel amd Feyzullah Erol have also been detained as part of the investigation.

Source: English Bianet