Activists from across the UK took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the ongoing conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdish PKK militants.
Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
Two members of the Turkish security forces were also reported killed during four days of clashes, and Turkish jets reportedly bombed PKK camps in northern Iraq.
Caught Between the Islamic State and Erdogan: Turkey's Most Important Opposition Politician Talks to VICE News
VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), urged local residents to embrace "honorable resistance" after fierce urban fighting that state media claims has killed dozens of Kurdish militants.
The incident occurred ahead of Turkey's parliamentary elections Sunday, and follows at least two attacks on the Kurdish party in recent weeks.