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Turkey’s Youngest Mayor Honors Father’s Legacy

The town of Cizre, in the heart of Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, was a frontline of the war pursued by PKK Kurdish rebels seeking greater minority rights. It is a town synonymous with stories of death, torture and violence. But the story of its newly elected mayor offers some hope, observers say. At age 27, Leyla Imret is Turkey’s youngest mayor. Her election in March marked the culmination of a remarkable journey. During the three-decade conflict between Turkey and the...

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