Political genocide: 10 HDP politicians detained in Amed and Ağrı

Dozens of Kurdish citizens are arrested daily in the Turkish state under AKP rule.

The AKP-MHP government of Turkey continues its political genocider operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives.

10 more politicians have been taken into custody in Amed and Ağrı provinces on Friday.


Turkish police carried out house raids in Amed (Diyarbakır) province early this morning and detained four people. The detainees who have been taken to Diyarbakır Police Department include HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Sur former co-chair Zülfikar Odabaşı, HDP Amed provincial administrator Mehmet Sait Demir and HDP Amed former provincial administrator Mehmet Nesim Gültekin.


HDP administrators had their flats raided by the police in Patnos district of Ağrı this morning. Six politicians were taken into custody, including HDP district co-chair Ahmet Ege and HDP members Kadir Ege, Naim Durak, Cevdet Can, Cemil Can, and HDP member of City Council Kutbettin Özgün.

The detained politicians have been taken to the district police department.