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PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan was accused of “accelerating political genocide operations” after the arrest of more opposition activists in Turkey today.
Police in Kocaeli raided a number of homes arresting at least five members of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) over posts made on social media.
Serhat Aydin, Gencer Ertuger and administrator Tuncer Meric were among those detained.
Mr Erdogan as been accused of ordering a clampdown amid fears he may lose next month’s snap elections, with the Turkish lira plummeting to a record low as the country’s economic crisis deepens.
HDP officials told the Star that party meetings were being shut down and activists arrested across the country as Mr Erdogan tightens the noose on democracy.
The Permanent People’s Tribunal on Turkey and Kurds said Mr Erdogan should go on trial for war crimes, urging Ankara to release all political prisoners and end the state of emergency at a European Parliament session earlier this week.
Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on June 24, two years ahead of schedule.
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