The deputy co-chair of Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) Aysel Tuğluk was detained in Ankara over alleged charges of terrorism on Monday.

In a separate counter-terror police operation in Diyarbakır, two more Kurdish politicians, deputy co-chairs of Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Seydi Fırat and Edip Yaşar.

The operation reportedly targeted politicians who took part in the Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

Turkey has been undertaking a crackdown against Kurdish political movement since November 4 which resulted in the arrests of 10 HDP deputies and several mayors both from HDP and DBP.

This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on Dec. 26.

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