EU concerned over politicians’ detention in Turkey
Top European Union officials have voiced concern over the detention of two leading political figures in the largest city in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a statement yesterday that Turkey must respect rule of law as it deals with the security threat posed by Kurdish militants. “A political solution is the only viable option,” the statement said.
Diyarbakir mayor Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, who serves as co-mayor, were detained Tuesday as part of a terrorism investigation. They are members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP.
The government accuses the HDP of being the political wing of the Kurdish militant group PKK. The party denies the accusation.
The HDP has called for protests to denounce the detentions but the Diyarbakir governor’s office said the demonstration will not be allowed.
New Clinton ads lay out closing arguments for campaign
Hillary Clinton is out with two new ads in the final days of the presidential race.
A campaign official says the ads are part of a final series laying out a closing argument for the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign.
One ad features Clinton discussing her plans to help children and families if she’s elected president.
The second ad is narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and contrasts Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Freeman says: “Our children are looking to us. What example will we set?”
The campaign says the ads will air in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania and on national cable.