Turkey's government escalates attacks on opposition party

ATTACKS on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have escalated in Turkey, with government-appointed trustees appointed to border towns after HDP mayors were detained earlier this week.

Yildiz Cetin and Bayram Cicek, HDP co-mayors for Ercis, had their detention periods extended for four days today after they were held on trumped-up terror charges earlier this week.

They were taken into custody along with the mayors in the border towns of Hakkari, Yuksekova and Nusaybin for...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-10-18 20:56
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