At least 11 MPs of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been detained in Turkish cities on Friday morning. Among the detainees are co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
Clashes between police and Kurdish protesters occurred over banned PKK symbols. Germany has taken a harder line against PKK symbols in response to criticism from Turkey.
Turkish prosecutors have prepared charges against academics living in Germany. The Turkish academics signed a petition against military operations against Kurdish militants.
A dissident wing of Turkey's ultra-nationalist party has unveiled a new breakaway movement which aims to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The "Good Party" may poach votes from three other parties.
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