Turkish police have arrested and detained 18 people including members of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed and the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. They have been held because of their participation in the protests which have rocked Turkey over the past three weeks.
The charges brought against them are believed to be for “membership of a terrorist organisation” and “destruction of public property”.
Turkish police have arrested hundreds of protesters over the past few weeks with over 600 people detained on Sunday alone in
Istanbul and Ankara.
A least four people have been killed and over 7,800 injured in the latest demonstrations against the conservative government.