Ayhan Bilgen arrested

HDP Kars MP Ayhan Bilgen is arrested. Diyarbakir Chief Public Prosecutor's Office had issued an arrest warrant for Bilgen.

HDP Spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen was detained in the airport on his way from Ankara to Diyarbakir. 

HDP confirmed that Bilgen is arrested via Twitter. 

About an hour before the arrest, mainstream media outlets started to report that Bilgen is arrested. Ayhan Bilgen, while he was waiting for the decision, posed in front of TV and pointed to CNN Turk channel which was reporting that he is arrested. 

4 MPs were detained and released before

On Saturday, HDP MPs Meral Danış Beştaş, Altan Tan and Hüda Kaya had been arrested as part of the investigation that was launched by Diyarbakir Chief Public Prosecutor's Office because their statements on Kobane protests on October 6-8. MPs had been released provisionally. 

HDP Spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen was also detained as part of the same investigation and released.

Upon the objection of the prosecution, Beştaş and Bilgen were once again detained yesterday. Beştaş was arrested yesterday. 

Currently, 11 HDP MPs, including the co-chairs, are arrested.  


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