Police detain HDP deputy head Aysel Tuğluk in Ankara
AA photoPolice on Dec. 26 detained Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy head, Aysel Tuğluk, in Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Tuğluk was detained early in the morning by counter-terrorism police as part of an investigation launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, the agency said.
Tuğluk was taken to police headquarters following medical checks and will later be transferred to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
On Dec. 23, the party’s Istanbul MP and deputy parliament speaker, Pervin Buldan, was released after briefly testifying to a prosecutor in Istanbul as part of a lawsuit filed against her on charges of “praising crime and the guilty” and “engaging in terror propaganda” by the Iğdır Court of Serious Crimes.
In November, 12 HDP MPs, including its co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, were arrested over their alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).