TURKEY

3 HDP-member mayors dismissed over terrorism charges

Turkey's interior ministry has dismissed three mayors in the country's southeast over terrorism charges.

According to an official statement by the ministry, the mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van provinces -- Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, Ahmet Türk and Bedia Özgökçe Ertan -- have been suspended.

All mayors are from the Peoples' Democratic Party which has been accused by the Turkey of having links to the bloody-minded PKK terrorist organization, that has been waging a terror campaign against Turkish state more than three decades.

08.19.2019
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