Selahattin Demirtaş, HDP co-leader known as the ‘Kurdish Obama’, held with at least 11 MPs as post-coup crackdown continues

The two joint leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) have been detained along with at least 10 MPs because of their reluctance to give testimony for crimes linked to “terrorist propaganda”.

Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, the co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic PArty (HDP) and nine lawmakers of the party were detained early on Nov. 4.

Reports say dozens wounded after car bomb went off in Baglar district near police station where arrested pro-Kurdish lawmakers were held

 

Turkey Detains Leaders of Kurdish Opposition Party

The leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, were detained as part of a counterterrorism investigation, state news media reported.
Attorneys representing Cumuriyet daily have declared that they haven’t been informed of their petition of objection they submitted for daily’s 13 executives and writers regarding the 5-day ban of meeting attorneys.
Jailed Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan has called on Europe to show solidarity and support to imprisoned writers and journalists in Turkey.
Students, academics, sub-contracted workers, NGO representatives attended the protest that has been organized at Beyazıt Square against discharges of academics.

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