A crowd attacked a building belonging to Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), party officials said Wednesday.
Pictures from the scene appeared to show the HDP building in Denizli vandalized and racist, sexist graffiti drawn on walls.
The mob also stole TL 300 and 2 laptops from the building.
This is not the first time a HDP office was attacked by mobs in Turkey. In the past several months, HDP offices in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Manisa, Hakkari, Mersin and Şanlıurfa were targeted with almost all everything inside being turned upside down.
Turkey has stepped up its crackdown on Kurdish politicians in recent months. Trustees have been appointed to dozens of municipalities in the country’s predominantly Kurdish Southeast while Turkish courts earlier this month arrested 10 HDP deputies. Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ and deputies İdris Baluken, Leyla Birlik, Nursel Aydoğan, Selma Irmak, Ferhat Encü and Gülser Yıldırım were arrested on Nov. 4.