Police detain 17 people in Izmir in operation targeting HDP members

17 people were detained during house raids carried out in Izmir targeting HDP members.

Turkish police targeted Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) members and executives for their posts on social networks.

It was reported that arrest warrants were issued for 20 people and that 17 people were taken into custody during the house raids. Among them are HDP Torbalı district co-chair Hüsnü Bitirmiş and HDP Karabağlar district co-chair Şerafettin Yetim.

It was reported that Turkish police also confiscated digital materials during the raids.