After 9 months of the failed coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country's political order has taken a turn this Sunday with a referendum. After the vote, Turkey's system will cease to be based on a parliamentary government to be a presidentialist, which means that power will fall almost completely on Erdogan.
A new wave of arrests in Kurdistan has hit this time the city of Van, on Thursday. Twentynine council officials have been detained, among them former Semdinli mayor, Sedat Tore, now General Secretary of Van City Council.
Dozens of people attending today’s rally promoted by the HDP (People’s Democracy Party) in Istanbul were detained after police attacked the demonstration.