The People's Democratic Party (HDP) will organize a political demonstration in Mersin on Saturday, February 9. The rally is scheduled to begin at 13:00 (local time) at Yenişehir Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium. The demonstration is being organized in support of HDP leader Leyla Güven, who is on a hunger strike to denounce the alleged harsh prison conditions for jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration site on Saturday.
Individuals in Turkey, particularly in those in Mersin, are advised to closely monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence and arrest, anticipate a heightened security presence, and avoid discussing political subjects in public or on social media.
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