HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ and HDP MPs Ferhat Encü, Selma Irmak, Abdullah Zeydan, İdris Baluken, Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Ziya Pir, Nursel Aydoğan and Gülser Yıldırım have been detained in operations around midnight.
As part of the operation against Cumhuriyet Daily, editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and writers Aydın Engin, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Güray Öz, Hakan Kara and Turhan Güney have been detained.
While “Euphrates Shield” operation continues, it is claimed that YPG forces have been reinforcing Manbij. Syrian Kurds have denied the claims.
Turkish Military Forces has entered Syria. The operation named “Euphrates Shield” started on Wednesday morning and the forces reached ISIS-held Jarablus in the same day. Political scientist Assistant Prof. Erhan Keleşoğlu and former Erbil Consulate-General Aydın Selcen assessed "Euphrates Shield" operation, that was launched against ISIS in Jarablus.
With the lifting of the curfew in some places of Sur, which lasted for 6 months, the extent of the devastation is revealed. In fact, according to the people who saw the region, the real devastation happened in the places that are still under curfew.
According to HDP's report, in the southeastern region of Turkey, 460 civilians (84 children, 79 women) were killed since July. It is also reported that 180 civilians were killed in Cizre, Sur and Silop, which are currently under curfew.
HDP Şırnak MP Faysal Sarıyıldız claimed that tens of people who were trapped in a building in Cizre were killed. On the other hand, security forces and the governorship claimed that there was an operation.