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Turkish authorities blocked a delegation of national and European Parliament lawmakers from visiting the leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party who has been held in jail for almost three weeks.
The delegation of a dozen members of the Party of European Socialists (PES) sought to make a visit to the head of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas at the prison in Edirne in northwest Turkey.
But they were blocked by Turkish gendarmes on the approach road to the prison and instead held an impromptu press conference in the street, an AFP correspondent said.