Turkey detains pro-Kurdish leaders ahead of congress
ANKARA - Turkish police detained leading members of several Kurdish and leftist parties on Friday, the co-leader of the main pro-Kurdish HDP party said, describing it as an attempt to hamper preparations for the annual HDP congress on Sunday.


Co-leader Serpil Kemalbay herself was among the 17 suspects facing arrest over their opposition to Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.


Ankara prosecutors sought the arrests on accusations that the suspects sought to stir street protests and clashes under the guise of opposition to the Afrin offensive, Anadolu said.


פרסום ראשון: 02.09.18, 16:46