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Turkey has removed 146 mayors from Kurdish parties in 4 years, HDP report says

The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday published an 84-page report on the removal of HDP mayors in the last four years, after...

Kurdish politician acquitted of terrorism charges that led to his removal from office

Prominent Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk, who was ousted from his position as co-mayor of the Mardin Municipality in southeastern Turkey in August 2019, has been acquitted of...

[UPDATE] Turkey’s election authority rejects AKP objection to opposition mayor for being ‘old and sick’

Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has rejected a request by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that a mayor recently elected from the opposition be denied...

HDP mayor-elect not given mandate in Mardin due to AKP objection

Ahmet Türk and Figen Altındağ, who were elected as co-mayors of the southeastern Turkish city of Mardin last Sunday from the ranks of the Kurdish Peoples’...

Journalist to spend several days in prison due to delay in paperwork

A Kurdish journalist will spend several days in jail until legal paperwork for his 11 month, 20 day prison sentence is completed by officials. Journalist...

Erdoğan slams release of Kurdish politician from prison

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday criticized the release of veteran Kurdish politician and former mayor of Mardin Ahmet Türk from prison due to...

Veteran Kurdish politician says Erdoğan ended peace process

Ahmet Türk, a veteran Kurdish politician who was recently released from prison due to health problems, said it was President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who...

After his release, Türk said his imprisonment was unlawful

The Kurdish co-mayor of Mardin, Ahmet Türk, who was in jail for 43 days, said after his release on Friday that his imprisonment was...

Forensic report says Kurdish politician Türk physically fit to stay in prison

Although prominent Kurdish politician and former Co-mayor of Mardin province Ahmet Türk, 74, suffers from serious health problems, a report prepared by the Council...

Imprisoned former Mardin Co-mayor Ahmet Türk hospitalized

Former Mardin Co-mayor Ahmet Türk, who was arrested on Dec 19 and transferred to a prison in Elazığ province on Jan. 17, was hospitalized...

142 academics, journalists, writers call for release of Ahmet Türk

One hundred forty-two people comprising academics, journalists, writers and lawyers, among them Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, called on the government to immediately release...

Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk transferred to Elazığ prison

Mardin Mayor Ahmet Turk, who was arrested and sent to İstanbul’s notorious Silivri Prison on Dec 19, was transferred to a prison in Elazığ...

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