Pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Karayazı district Mayor Mehmet Sait Karabakan and his deputy Zeynep Han Bingöl were detained on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Erzurum province, CNNTürk reported.

Police raided and searched the Karayazı Municipal Services Building while Karabakan and Bingöl were taken to police headquarters in Erzurum.

Earlier on Tuesday police detained the DBP’s Kayapınar district Mayor Ali Aydın and Yenişehir district Mayor Selim Kurbanoğlu in Diyarbakır province as part of a terrorism investigation.

Seferi Yılmaz, the DBP co-mayor of the Şemdinli district in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, was arrested on Monday on charges of membership in a terrorist organization.

(Turkish Minute)

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