Pervin Buldan, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy said she was detained as the government tightens its grip over Kurdish politicians.
Buldan, also the deputy parliamentary speaker, tweeted early Friday that she was rounded up.
While details regarding the incident have yet to be announced, her detention came as the latest of Turkey’s ever-growing crackdown against Kurdish politicians.
Turkey has stepped up its crackdown on Kurdish politicians in recent months. Trustees have been appointed to 46 municipalities in the country’s predominantly Kurdish Southeast while Turkish courts earlier this month arrested 12 HDP deputies including the party’s co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.
Also, 64 mayors as well as 3,051 other officials from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) have been arrested in the recent past.