House raids in Mersin and Adana, at least 17 people arrested

Many people were taken into custody following house raids carried out by the Turkish police in Adana and Mersin. Police reportedly resorted to violence and threats.

According to the information received, house raids have been carried out in Adana and Mersin as part of an investigation launched by Adana Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.

During the simultaneous raids, the doors of the houses were broken in and houses were searched for hours.

The police, who also ransacked household items, seized books, magazines and digital materials.

Many people were taken into custody following the raids and some were reported to have been exposed to violence and threats.

It was stated that at least 17 people have been taken into custody, however the exact number could not be established.