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48, including HDP, DBP politicians, detained in Turkey’s Southeast

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Turkish police on Wednesday detained 48 people including pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) provincial and district co-chairpersons in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır, Van and Hakkari.

Police raided dozens of locations in the three provinces during the operation.

In a similar operation on Tuesday, 55 Kurdish politicians from the DBP and HDP were detained in Diyarbakır.

No details of charges the detainees are facing are yet available.

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