Police raid on HDP Urfa offices: 40 people detained

Following the conclusion of the 3-day hunger strike, the Urfa HDP offices were raided by the police. HDP Urfa MP Ayse Surucu was dragged on the ground by the police during the raid and around 40 people were detained.

The police raided the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Urfa offices after the 3-day hunger strike launched to support the hunger strike Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven went on demanding that the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan be lifted was concluded.

The police raided the party building and detained close to 40 people, dragging HDP Urfa MP Ayse Surucu on the ground as they attempted to take her outside. Surucu refused to leave, and the police started to search the building with her still inside. The police also detained people leaving the HDP offices.

The search continues. Some of the detainees are: Servet Kilic, Rojda Binici, MP Ayse Surucu’s advisor Faruk Badilli.

HDP MP Ayse Surucu stressed that party administrators and herself were dragged to be removed from the offices: “The search continues right now. There is complete unlawfulness in Urfa today.”

HDP Urfa MP Omer Ocalan also entered the raided building.