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Removal of Kurdish Mayors Raises Tension in Turkey

In Turkey, the removal of mayors accused of supporting the PKK Kurdish rebel group, and the PKK's targeting of their government-appointed replacements are prompting growing concerns about democracy in the country’s southeastern, predominantly Kurdish region. A religious ceremony gives Bilal Ozkan, the state-appointed trustee, or mayor, a chance to meet the people of Diyarbakir’s Sur district.  The image of the Turkish flag, once all but invisible in this stronghold of Kurdish...

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