A large number of people including Peoples' Democratic Congress (HDK) Co-spokesperson Prof. Dr. Onur Hamzaoğlu have been detained in an operation launched against HDK constituents.
Police also raided home of HDK Co-spokesperson Gülistan Koçyiğit in Menemen, İzmir.
It was stated that Koçyiğit wasn't at home and her husband was informed that there are detention warrants issued by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office for 12 people including Koçyiğit. Technical devices such as computer and cell phone were seized during the search.
According to Mezopotamya Agency, in addition to Hamzaoğlu Revolutionist Party Chair Musa Piroğlu, Socialist Solidarity Platform Co-spokesperson Kezban Konukçu, Left Green Party Co-chairs Naci Sönmez and Eylem Tuncaeli, Sociality Party of the Oppressed (ESP) Deputy Chair and Socialist Women's Assembly Spokesperson Fadime Çelebi, Socialist Refoundation Party (SYKP) Co-chair Tülay Hatimoğulları, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Party Assembly member Orhan Çelebi and Federation of Socialist Youth Association (SGDF) member Ozancan Sarı were detained in home raids.
State-run Anadolu Agency reported that "Warrants were issued by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office for 17 people suspected to be member of the terrorist organization PKK/KCK for attempting to take people to the streets under the pretext of protesting Operation Olive Branch via social media".
Democratic Party Chair Musa Piroğlu was released after his deposition in Kadıköy, İstanbul. (EKN/TK)
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