ISTANBUL, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-five people, including officials from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), were detained in six provinces in Turkey on Tuesday, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported.
Counterterrorism units simultaneously raided several places in Mersin, Adana, Diyarbakir, Batman, Tunceli and Mardin, according to the report.
The operations were against the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), which is a political umbrella organization that includes the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK).
Among the suspects were BDP Mersin provincial co-chairs Musa Kulu and Aynur Asan. Some of the suspects were taken to the Mersin State Hospital for health check-up and later sent to the police department for interrogation.
According to the report, the detainees were planning violent demonstrations in protest of Turkish Armed Forces' operations against the terrorist organization in eastern and southeastern Turkey.