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Report: Turkey detains 2 Kurdish lawmakers in terror probes

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the funeral prayers for police officer Hasim Usta, who was killed with dozens others late Saturday outside the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena, in Istanbul, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Turkey's police rounded up more than 100 members of a Kurdish political party on Monday as the country mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the funeral prayers for police officer Hasim Usta, who was killed with dozens others late Saturday outside the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena, in Istanbul, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Turkey's police rounded up more than 100 members of a Kurdish political party on Monday as the country mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Turkish woman prays as she visits the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Turkey launched a full investigation and started burying the dead Monday after two bombings in Istanbul killed dozens of people and wounded score others near Besiktas' stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    A Turkish woman prays as she visits the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Turkey launched a full investigation and started burying the dead Monday after two bombings in Istanbul killed dozens of people and wounded score others near Besiktas' stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Turkish woman looks around at the flags, flowers and scarves as she visits the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Turkey launched a full investigation and started  burying the  dead Monday after two bombings in Istanbul killed dozens of people and wounded score others near Besiktas' stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    A Turkish woman looks around at the flags, flowers and scarves as she visits the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Turkey launched a full investigation and started burying the dead Monday after two bombings in Istanbul killed dozens of people and wounded score others near Besiktas' stadium. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish media say counterterrorism police have continued to detain members of a pro-Kurdish political party in the wake of deadly suicide bombings.

State-run Anadolu Agency is reporting that two lawmakers of the Peoples' Democratic Party have been taken into custody in Ankara, the capital.

The report said they were taken into custody within the scope of two separate terror-related investigations in the southeastern cities of Batman and Diyarbakir.

Widespread detentions of HDP officials by the Turkish security forces have taken place following a Saturday bombing near an Istanbul soccer stadium that killed at least 44 people and wounded 149. The attack was claimed by Turkey-based Kurdish militant group TAK.