Turkish police have detained more than 30 people, including several mayors of Kurdish-majority towns, in an operation against alleged Kurdish separatists.
The raids, conducted in 11 provinces, targeted two outlawed organisations – the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Society Party (DTP).
The DTP was banned by Turkey’s highest court two weeks ago. It was accused of links with PKK militants.
The PKK has been fighting for 25 years to create a separate Kurdish homeland.