At least 208 members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were detained while the party has been targeted in 57 separate attacks, most of them carried out against its offices and campaign kiosks, over the past 45 days.
HDP’s intra-party law commission documented the harassment experienced by its members and offices since the government called for a snap election on April 18, 2018.
Erdogan’s announcement came on Apr 18, chancing the election date from some time in Nov 2019 to June 24, 2018.
Since then, 208 HDP members were detained, and the party were subject to 57 attacks including the incidents of physical harassment and of insulting paintings on local offices.
Meanwhile, HDP’s Co-chair Sezai Temelli was prevented from going abroad to campaign, his passport was confiscated and he was not allowed to leave the country, within this period.