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Turkey Arrests Co-Leaders of Main Kurdish Opposition Party

Erdogan, Turkey and the Kurds

Erdogan, Turkey and the Kurds. Image: AK Rockefeller.

Two leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party have reportedly been detained, along with six party deputies.

“At night in Ankara police detained the party’s chairwoman Figen Yuksekdag, the door was broken during the storming of the house,” said a representative of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

“Half an hour later, [chairman] Selahattin Demirtas was detained.”

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