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Opposition HDP spokesperson Baydemir briefly detained in Turkey's Diyarbakır

Police on June 2 briefly detained Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Osman Baydemir in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır as part of an ongoing case in which he is accused of "insulting public servants," Doğan News Ageny has reported.

Prosecutor who sued me is now arrested over Gülen links: Jailed HDP co-chair

The arrested co-chair of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has said the prosecutors who filed complaints against him have been arrested for being members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have been orchestrated the July 2016 failed coup attempt. 

Turkey Extends Syria, Iraq Mandate of Military by 2017

Turkish armed forces will be able to carry out cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq by the autumn of 2017, MPs in the country have decided.

Lawmakers in Turkey have approved an extension of the military's mandate with the approval of all parties except the Kurd-dominated Peace and Democracy Party (HDP).

EU parliamentarians to visit southeastern Turkey

A delegation from the European Parliament's (EP) Socialist Group, including EU Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri, is set to pay a visit Feb. 19 to the Sur district of southeastern Diyarbak?r province, where the clashes between the security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have been ongoing for months.