Turkish authorities sack four Kurdish mayors

13/11/2019 - 21:24 Published in News/Kurdistan

Turkey sacked four Kurdish mayors on Wednesday, bringing the number of dismissed mayors after they were elected earlier this year to 20 mayors.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government accuses the Democratic People's Party of having links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party; which led to the trial of thousands of its members and some of its leaders. The Democratic People's Party denies these links.

The Turkish Interior Ministry appointed two local residents instead of the two sacked mayors in two districts in Diyarbakir, the largest city in the southeast.

The mayors of Shirnakh and Tungeli were also sacked.