Police arrest Kars co-mayor and a number of HDP executives
Another political operation targeting the HDP has been carried out in Kars in the early hours of the morning. Kars co-mayor, Şevin Alaca and HDP Provincial co-chair Cengiz Anlı, have been detained. 19 arrest warrants have been issued.
During the political genocide operation in Kars, Turkish police raided the homes of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and municipal administrators in the early hours of the morning.
Within the scope of the investigation conducted by the Kars Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, co-mayor Şevin Alaca and HDP Provincial co-chair Cengiz Anlı's house were raided. Many people including Alaca and Anlı were detained after the home raids. A total of 19 arrest warrants have been issued.
The HDP members detained were taken to the Provincial Security Directorate accused of being "members of an illegal organization".
The names of the detainees are as follows:
Kars Municipality co-mayor Şevin Alaca, HDP Provincial co-chair Cengiz Anlı, Deputy co-mayor Muazzez Çağrıtekinci, Fahrettin Kaya, Kaya Naki, Suat Bayhan, Hamit Taşdelen, Reis Baykız, Zorba Başkurtlu, Bülent Ağbaba, Şengül Erkmen, journalist Sevda Manduz .