ANKARA, May 16 — A Turkish court convicted former leading officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, including co-leader Figen Yuksekdag, today for instigating 2014 protests triggered by an Islamic State attack on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

The verdict was likely to fuel political tensions in Turkiye around the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which is facing potential closure in a separate court case and has been succeeded in parliament by another pro-Kurdish party. — Reuters