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Arrest Warrant issued for 2 More Pro-Kurdish HDP MPs

Update for this story: 

HDP spokesman Ayhan Bilgen, arrested, raising the number of jailed HDP MPs to 12.
HDP Co-Chairs already in jail. Since Mr. Selahattin Demirtas has been jailed late November, Mr. Bilgen is known to be the most effective official of HDP arguing against 
constitutional referendum in Turkey.

A Turkish court in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakır province issued arrest warrants Monday for two more Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, accusing them to allegedly for having ties with the PKK terror group.

Ayhan Bilgen, a deputy in the Turkish Parliament and the spokesperson for the pro-PKK Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), along with another deputy Meral Danış Beştaş were detained over the weekend then they were later released by the court on Monday morning.

The prosecutor who opened the investigation objected the release as the court issued arrest warrant again, Daily Sabah reported.

Last November, 13 HDP lawmakers were arrested and 10 of them, including HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, still in jail.

Over the weekend HDP Istanbul MP Ms. Huda Kaya detained and then released.

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