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Twelve People’s Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers detained on Nov. 4 gave a joint defense that was prepared when the immunity of the representatives were lifted by a parliamentary vote in June, to prosecutors, the party has said, underlining that they can only questioned by the people that elected them as their representatives.
Detained within the scope of the operation launched against HDP this morning, HDP Co-Chairs Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş have been arrested by the judgeship they appeared before.
Some seven lawmakers from Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), including its co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, were arrested on Nov. 4 in a probe that was launched against 14 of the party’s lawmakers over alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The European Union has warned Turkey to respect democratic norms in the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), while EU member state ambassadors to Ankara discussed possible outcomes of a further deterioration of ties between Brussels and Turkey over the detention of several Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies
At least nine people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır early on Nov. 4.

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