Europe criticizes Turkey over detentions of HDP lawmakers

Europe has criticized the detentions of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and co-chairs.

The high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, Federica Mogherini, reacted to the detentions of HDP lawmakers.

Mogherini said on Twitter she was “extremely worried” about the arrest of Selahattin Demirtaş and other HDP MPs and said she was in contact with authorities, while calling for an EU ambassadors meeting in Ankara.

“Very bad news from Turkey. Again. Now HDP members of parliament are being detained.” Kati Piri, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur said on her Twitter account.

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