AKP election campaign: 33 HDP members detained

HDP members detained in Doğubayazıt, Van, Izmir and Hatay.

Seventeen people were taken into custody after the HDP rally in Doğubayazıt, while police attacked the crowd gathered in front of the HDP bureau after Erdogan's rally in Van.

After the rally organized by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the district of Dogubayazit in Ağrı province, 16 people were taken into custody while they were passing by the AKP election office.

Faruk Sefkan was taken into custody for saying "Martyrs Democracy".


Hundreds of people gathered in front of the HDP central election office in Van after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan' rally in the city ended. The people were attacked by police forces.

A policeman grabbed a brush from a shop nearby and threw at the crowd.

Dozens of riot police dispersed the crowd using their shields.

Hatay and Izmir

16 people were taken into custody in Izmir and Hatay.

The AKP-MHP regime has step up its repression policy against opposition party activists, and against the HDP in particular as the elections on 24 June approach.

On Tuesday, 12 people were taken into custody in Izmir, and 4 in Hatay.

Simultaneous raids were carried out in the Konak, Bayraklı, Urla, Menemen, Dikili and Torbalı districts of Izmir early on Tuesday morning.

Twelve people were taken into custody accused of sharing posts in social media. They were taken to Izmir Police Department for their statements after going through a health check.

On the other hand, in Hatay, Haşim Atıcı, Hayrettin Tekin, Adem Sırça and 1 other person whose name has not been learned were taken into custody. Again the charges are related to sharing posts in social media sharing.

Home raids were carried out in Hatay's Dörtyol and Erzin districts.

It was learned that the 4 people were taken to Dörtyol District Security Directorate.