On September 30, 2019, a person named Ferhat Şimdi, alleged to be a HPG militant, died in the clash during an operation of security forces to a house in Istasyon neighbourhood of Mardin’s Artuklu district.
On 29 September 2019, numerous individuals have been arrested by the
police following raids into their residences in Dersim early on a Sunday
morning. These persons include former and current executives of
Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (Halkların Demokratik Partisi –HDP) Dersim