Turkey detains opposition HDP, DBP parties’ politicians

HDP Peoples' Democratic Party
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Beyoglu Office, Istanbul

More than ten district co-chairs of the left wing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) were taken into custody in early morning house raids across Istanbul on Thursday.

Police raided homes across several districts in Istanbul and detained at least ten people according to reports.

Confirmed names of politicians detained are Safak Ozanli, Ercan Sagilma, Mesut Karcik, Resul Akgun, Cansah Celik, Turgay Turgut, Esref Yasar, Firat Aslanlar, Yuksel Yildirim, Hikmet Duman and Ozan Hasret Yılmaz.

The politicians have been taken to the Istanbul Police headquarters.

[Updates to follow]