Turkish police on Sunday night raided the Belge publishing house in Ä°stanbul, searching the venue for about three hours, direnisteyiz5.org reported.
The officials reportedly prevented employees from leaving, seized a total of 2170 books and briefly detained editor Mehmet Ali VarÄ±ÅŸ.
The publishing house was raieded on accusiation of having links to the far-left Revolutionary Peopleâ€™s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C).
The Belge Publishing House was founded by RagÄ±pÂ Zarakolu and his late wife AyÅŸe Nur in 1977.
Until the military coup of 12 September 1980, theÂ publishing house mostly published academic and theoretical books. Afterwards,Â BelgeÂ started to publish a series of books written by political prisoners. This series of 35 books consisted of poems, shorts stories, and novels.