Turkey dismisses 8 HDP mayors

Source:Rudaw Date:25Mar2020

Three more pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) mayors in eastern and south-eastern Turkey were removed from their posts for alleged “terrorist links” on Monday evening, hours after five others were detained, according to state media.

Mayors Hikmet Tasdemir of Guroymak in Bitlis, Hasan Safa of Halfeli in Igdir, and Serhat Cicek of Gokcebag in Siirt were removed from their posts, Hurriyet Daily News reports, citing a statement from the interior ministry.

It is unclear whether they have also been detained.