Sırrı Süreyya Önder (L) and Ayhan Bilgen (R) among the detained

Another revenge operation against Kurdish Politicians- 82 arrest warrants over Kobane protests [that took place 6 years ago]

Sırrı Süreyya Önder (L) and Ayhan Bilgen (R) among the detained

Turkish police detain dozens of HDP members, including Mayor Bilgen, over 2014 Kobane protests

Turkish police on Sept. 25 detained dozens of members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), including the co-mayor of the eastern province of Kars, over 2014 violent protests against the siege by ISIS of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.

Detention warrants were issued for a total of 82 people in seven provinces and Kars Co-Mayor Ayhan Bilgen, former deputies Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Ayla Akat Ata, Nazmi Gür, Emine Ayna, Beyza Üstün and Altan Tan and HDP Central Executive Board (MYK) member Alp Altınörs are among those detained early in the morning.

Footage showed dozens of police officers detaining Bilgen and putting him in an armored vehicle, as people chanted, “This city is proud of you.”

Perihan Koca detained

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 82 over pro-Kurdish protests

Mayor among those wanted for unspecified offences during 2014 protests sparked by Isis seizure of Kobane

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