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Turkey: 3 Kurdish Mayors Removed from Office

Expand The elected mayors from the main southeastern municipalities removed by Turkey’s interior ministry on August 19, 2019; from left to right: Mardin mayor Ahmet Türk; Diyarbakır mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı; Van mayor Bedia Özgökçe Ertan. © 2019 private (London) – The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the Kurdish southeast and eastern regions blatantly violates the rights of voters and suspends local democracy, Human Rights Watch said today. The Interior Ministry on August 19, 2019, removed the mayor of Diyarbakır,…

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