Turkey now detains lawyer representing imprisoned HDP co-chair

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Sevda Çelik Özbingöl, a lawyer representing Figen Yüksekdağ, the arrested co-chair of Turkey’s third largest political party, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been detained.

Police in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa carried out an operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) on Friday. Among those detained as part of the investigation was Özbingöl, who is representing Yüksekdağ, according to Turkish media.

Yüksekdağ and the other HDP co-chair, Selahattin Demirtaş, along with eight other deputies from the same party were arrested on terrorism charges earlier this month. (TurkeyPurge)

 

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