Arrest warrants for HDP lawmakers Ocalan and Ayhan

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) MPs, İbrahim Ayhan and Dilek Ocalan

Arrest warrants have been issued for Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Sanliurfa MPs Dilek Ocalan and Ibrahim Ayhan. Both lawmaker are accused of “being the members of an [illegal] organisation” by the court.

HDP lawmakers Ayhan Bilgen and Meral Danis Bestas appeared in court on similar charges of engaging in activity for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and were arrested yesterday.

12 HDP deputies, including the party’s co-leaders are currently in prison, pending trial.