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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...

Turkey’s removal of Kurdish mayors violates voters’ rights: HRW

Turkey’s removal and arrest of multiple democratically elected Kurdish mayors across southeastern Turkey violates voters’ rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a press statement on...

Turkey removed 32 Kurdish mayors in 2019: report

Turkey’s Interior Ministry appointed trustees to replace 32 elected Kurdish mayors in 2019, the Mezopotamya news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a report drafted by the Peoples’...

Turkish ministry removes 15th Kurdish mayor from office since local elections

Nilüfer Elik Yılmaz, the mayor of a district in Turkey’s Mardin province, has become the 15th Kurdish mayor to be removed from office by the Interior...

Purged human rights defender briefly taken into custody, subjected to excessive force

Veli Saçılık, a purged human rights defender, was allegedly subjected to excessive force on Thursday when he was taken into custody during a protest...

Diyarbakır municipal websites cut broadcasts in Kurdish after removal of mayor

A trustee who was appointed by Turkey’s Interior Ministry to replace the elected mayor of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has ordered a halt to news...

2 Kurdish mayors challenge Interior Ministry’s expulsion decision in court

Two out of three mayors in southeastern Turkey who were recently expelled from office by Turkey’s Interior Ministry on the grounds that they have links to...

Kurdish mayors vow to challenge their removal in court

Three Kurdish mayors sacked by the Turkish government this month over alleged links to militants on Thursday lambasted a "political putsch" they vowed to challenge in...

184 intellectuals denounce removal of 3 Kurdish mayors by Turkish government

One hundred eighty-four intellectuals have released a joint statement denouncing the recent removal of three Kurdish mayors from office by the Turkish government, the Artı Gerçek news...

Turkey’s main opposition ups support for Kurdish opposition after removal of mayors

Turkey’s main opposition increased its support for a Kurdish opposition party on Monday after three Kurdish mayors were dismissed by the Turkish government last week over...

17 detained in Ankara during protests over removal of Kurdish mayors

Police on Thursday detained 17 people who took part in a demonstration in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara in protest of a recent decision by the...

İzmir police detain 27 lawyers at protest over removal of Kurdish mayors

Police in İzmir detained 26 lawyers and one journalist during a protest on Thursday over the removal of recently elected Kurdish mayors from office, the Mezopotamya news...

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