Speaking about the latest arrests of pro-PKK the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli said Saturday that the arrests were in line with the rule of law.
Bahçeli said "It is a right and legal decision; the HDP deputies support the seperatist PKK terrorists that kill people everyday and attack Turkey."
He added that everyone should wait patiently for the verdict of the Turkish court.
A Turkish court ordered the arrest of the co-chairs and nine other members of the HDP on Friday for refusing to bear testimony under the scope of ongoing terror probes.
Other deputies, including Bahçeli testified when they were called by the prosecutor over the summary of proceedings following the lifting of parliamentary immunity.
The HDP has come under fire for its close links to the PKK. Members of the party have so far declined to call the PKK a "terrorist group," attended the PKK militants' funerals, two of whom were the suicide bombers that killed tens of civilians in multiple bombings in Ankara.
Since the PKK – also listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign in late July, hundreds of members of security forces and civilians have been killed.
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