Police take 6 people into custody in Mersin

Six people, including HDP Akdeniz Municipality council member Salih Akbaş, were detained.

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Akdeniz Municipality council member and HDP group co-spokesperson Salih Akbaş as well as Şahize Akbaş, Aziz Akbaş, İlhan Akbaş, Esma Bakır and Ramazan Bakır were taken into custody.

Akbaş and 5 people were detained following simultaneous raids, and were taken to Mersin Provincial Security Directorate.

No information could be obtained about the reason for the detention but a 24-hour lawyer ban was imposed on the detained people.