A Turkish court has ruled against releasing from jail a newly-elected parliamentarian of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP), under pre-trial detention for nearly 6 months now.

Leyla Güven, a HDP deputy who was elected as a parliamentarian on the June 24, 2018 election, was denied release from prison where she has being kept over terror charges.

Guven was jailed in January due to an investigation launched over her remarks concerning a Turkish military operation in the Afrin region of northern Syria.