Four co-mayors of the HDP detained in Mardin and Urfa – UPDATE

Political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives continue increasing.

The Turkish regime has targeted the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the Mardin and Urfa provinces on Friday.

Co-mayor of Savur district Gülistan Öncü, co-mayor of Mazıdağı district Nalan Özaydın, co-mayor of Derik district Mülkiye Esmez and co-mayor of Urfa’s Suruç district Hatice Çevik were taken into custody following house raids this morning.

While the detained co-mayors were taken to provincial police departments, police forces have laid siege to the municipalities.

Derik Municipality employees Müslime Özbahçeci, Hediye Güneş, Burhan Temel and Feyzullah Erol were also taken into custody during today’s operation.