Yesterday on the streets of Turkey the riot police had a field day dealing with angry demonstrators. The protesters were out in condemnation of the Governments move to arrest the Mayor and members of his office on charges related to links with the Kurdish Workers Party also known as the (PKK).

The arrests were made as part of an on-going investigation by the President of Turkey’s office. President Tayyip Erdogan ordered the arrest and detainment of Gultan Kisanak the Mayor of Diyarbakir and his co-mayor Firat Anli for alleged links to terrorism.