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08 Feb 2019 | 04:02 PM UTC

Turkey: Political demonstration planned in Mersin February 9

Turkey News Alert

Pro-Kurdish political party to demonstrate in Mersin February 9; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/8/2019, 1:00 AM until 2/11/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Mersin

Event

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.

Advice

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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