NEWS DESK – The Turkish authorities arrested 27 people, including politicians and members of trade unions and co-chairs of the Democratic Peoples’ Party in Hatay and representatives of human rights organizations, because they refused attacks by the Turkish occupation army on Afrin.
The crackdown began this morning “Tuesday” in the border town of Hatay, along the border with Janders area and Idlib province. The campaign also targeted areas such as Antakya, Defna and Samandag.
Where police raided houses and arrested politicians and members and seized property belonging to them, according to information campaign that came under the pretext that the detainees issued a statement of demands to stop the Turkish attacks on Afrin canton.
According to the information received so far, the detainees are: the co-chairs of the Democratic Peoples’ Party in Hatay Sultan Bashar and Karam Nalbant, the co-chair of the Democratic Peoples’ Party in Samadag district, Adnan Yilmaz, the co-chair of the Democratic Peoples’ Party in Dafna Medhat Mir Oglu, Medhat Jean, the head of the Union of Revolutionary Workers, Joseph Barkeork, the co-chair of the Socialist Party for Reconstruction in Hatay Holia Kavok, and administrators of the Democratic People’s Party, Delik Dilban and Sahar Jauhar Oglo, and lawyer Juten Sakali.
Members of labor and democratic forces in Hatay were also arrested and issued a statement on 22 January against attacks by the Turkish occupation army on Afrin.