BREAKING: Concurrent Police Raids on HDP MPs Houses, Including Leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag

Police are raiding the houses of Peoples’ Democratic Party MPs including co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag.

The first raid was reported on Figen Yuksekdag’s house in Ankara with police breaking her door in and entering the premises. Yuksekdag was detained by police who attacked the HDP co-chair’s entourage.

Soon after HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas tweeted that police officers were outside his house with a warrant for his arrest.

Demirtas tweeted: “Police are outside my house in Diyarbakir with a warrant for my arrest.”

Update: Selahattin Demirtas has also been detained.

Raids were also conducted at the houses of HDP Batman MP Mehmet Ali Aslan and HDP Diyarbakir MP Ziya Pir.

Both MPs have been detained with Pir confirming that he was being detained in a tweet.

Update: The houses of HDP Sirnak MPs Ferhat Encu and Leyla Birlik have also been raided by police and both MPs have been detained.

Reports suggest warrants have been issued for the arrest of 8 MPs and the co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish, pro-autonomy party.


According to reports arrest warrants have been issued for the arrest of all 59 Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs by the Diyarbakir Chief Prosecutor’s Office.

Those detained include HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag.

The other detained MPs are Sirri Sureyya Onder, Ziya Pir, Ferhat Encü, Leyla Birlik, Selma Irmak, Nursel Aydoğan, Gulser Yildirim, Idris Baluken, Abdullah Zeydan.

Police have raided the homes of MPs and the HDP Headquarters in Ankara.

The HDP received more than 5 million votes in the 1 Nov 2015 general election.


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