Police take at least 14 people into custody in Urfa

Turkish police took at least 14 people into custody in raids targeting DEM Party members in Urfa and its districts in the morning.

According to the information received, police carried out raids in Urfa (Riha) center as well as Hilvan (Curnê Reş), Hewag (Bozova), and (Viranşehir) Wêranşar districts, earlier this morning.

At least 14 people, including the district executive of the People's Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) and members of the youth council, were taken into custody during the house raids.

It was reported that the raids took place within the framework of an investigation carried out by the Urfa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.

It is not known what the detainees were accused of, and it is feared that the number of detentions may increase.

The names of those taken into custody are as follows: Curnê Reş: Muzaffer Akcan and Bünyamin Demir. Center: Şirin Aktaş, Leyla Dağhan, Meyaser Korkmaz, Kemal Çakmak and Nuh Albayrak. Hewag: DEM Party District executive Hüseyin Aslan, Kemal Aslan, Mehmet Aslan, Mehmet Emin Açıkgöz. Wêranşar: İsmail Topkan, Serhat İşlek, Aziz Taşkın.