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2 more Kurdish party mayors removed from office in Turkey’s Southeast

Turkey’s Interior Ministry on Thursday decided to remove from office the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-mayors of Elazığ’s Sarıcan district, according to the...

[UPDATE] Turkey removes 5 more Kurdish mayors, totaling 45 since local elections

Turkey’s interior ministry on Friday removed five mayors from the Kurdish opposition party, Turkish media reported, bringing the total number of suspended Kurdish mayors...

Turkey detains 5 more Kurdish mayors amid widening crackdown against HDP: report

Turkish authorities detained the mayors of five municipalities in Kurdish-majority areas on Monday as part of a widening government crackdown on the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP),...

Turkey detains 5 more Kurdish co-mayors from HDP

As part of an expanding crackdown on elected mayors from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), five HDP district co-mayors have been detained in the eastern...

Turkey removes 4 more Kurdish mayors: report

Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number...

Turkey arrests two more Kurdish mayors

As part of a widening government crackdown on the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the co-mayors of İpekyolu in the eastern Turkish province of Van have...

Turkey arrests 3 more ousted Kurdish mayors

Following the arrest of former Diyarbakır Mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı on Tuesday, Turkish courts have ruled to arrest three more mayors from the Kurdish People’s Democratic...

Turkey detains 4 Kurdish mayors who were removed from office

Turkish police on Monday detained four Kurdish mayors, including the chief executive of Turkey’s largest predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, after first removing them from office in...

Turkey replaces Kurdish mayors amid crackdown on criticism of Syria offensive

Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its Southeast with a state official, the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a crackdown at...

Interior minister targets İstanbul mayor for support of Kurdish mayors removed from office

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has targeted İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu for a visit to Diyarbakır where he met with Kurdish mayors who have been removed...

Erdoğan signals more Kurdish mayors will be dismissed from office

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled that more Kurdish mayors will be removed from office, predicting that prosecutions will be conducted based criminal charges, the Turkish...

Turkish police intervene in protests against gov’t removal of 3 Kurdish mayors

Turkish police on Monday intervened with force in demonstrations in several cities protesting a government decision to remove the mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van, according...

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