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Turkish prosecutors launch probe against HDP co-leader

Turkish prosecutors have launched a probe against opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader for criticizing the recent probes launched against four lawmakers of her party, for allegedly spreading terror propaganda.

In a statement on Tuesday, Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office said that it launched a probe against Pervin Buldan for her remarks supporting the lawmakers attending the funerals of PKK terrorists.

Last week, two lawmakers, Feleknas Uca and Mehmet Rustu Tiryaki attended the funeral of Devran Baysal, also known by his codename Simko Kerboran, who was among the terrorists killed during a counter-terrorism operation in southeastern Hakkari region on July 8.

Uca and Tiryaki carried the terrorist's coffin on their shoulders, as part of the last rites.

Also this month, two other HDP lawmakers Musa Farisogullari and Remziye Tosun attended the funeral of another PKK terrorist Mehmet Yakisir, codenamed Zeynel, who was killed in an anti-terror operation.

Yakisir had martyred 15-year-old Eren Bulbul, last August, in the Black Sea province of Trabzon.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.