Deputy co-chair of opposition party detained in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Deputy co-chair of Turkish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Alp Altinors has been detained, Aksam newspaper reported Sept.16.
Altinors has been detained on charges of conducting propaganda in favor of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group.
Moreover, eight HDP members have been detained on similar charges.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 33 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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