Mayors Arrested in Turkey for suspected Terror Links

By Syed Umarullah Hussaini - Web Editor

06th December, 2019

Turkish Security forces has arrested three mayors on Friday in Eastern Turkey, accused of having terror ties.

As per details, three mayors and two so-called co-mayors from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested in the eastern Van province over suspected terror links.

The mayors are Yilmaz Salan of Muradiye, Yakup Amac of Ozalp, and Erkan Acar of Baskale.

This August, mayors in the Van, Diyarbakir, and Mardin provinces in eastern and southeastern Turkey were suspended over alleged terror links. They all came from the HDP, which Turkey’s government accuses of having links to a terror group.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.


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