Turkish riot police stand guard outside the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) headquarters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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Turkish police detained six people including local officials from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) Friday in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.The predominantly Kurdish southeast has sunk into violence after a two-year ceasefire between the PKK and the state collapsed last July, reviving a conflict that has crippled the region for three decades, killing more than 40,000 people.In Silopi, bordering Iraq, 58 PKK militants were captured while trying to flee, the Turkish military said.Erdogan has said 3,100 PKK members were killed in operations inside and outside the country in 2015 .
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