Attacks by ultranationalist groups in several Turkish cities on pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offices have been reported in the past couple of hours.
A nationalist group of four people vandalized an HDP office in the western province of Çanakkale late on Saturday. According to local media, police briefly detained HDP members instead of the assailants.
Several other nationalist mobs also attacked HDP offices in İstanbul’s Kartal, Beylikdüzü and Bağcılar districts.
Tens of people gathered in front of the buildings, shouting “Martyrs won’t die, the motherland won’t be divided” slogans. Media outlets reported that two explosions were heard from the building in Beylikdüzü.
Early on Saturday, a group of unidentified assailants attacked the HDP provincial branch building in the central province of Kayseri several hours after a car bomb attack that killed 13 soldiers and injured 56 others including civilians.
In the meantime, some unidentified armed assailants attacked the party’s building in the Darıca district of Kocaeli and in Erzurum.