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Turkey jails Kurdish ex-mayor on terror conviction


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

09th Mar, 2020. 11:11 pm
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Turkey jails Kurdish ex-mayor

A Turkish court on Monday sentenced the ex-mayor of a major Kurdish city to more than nine years in prison after convicting him of “membership in an armed terror group.”

Adnan Selcuk Mizrakli was mayor of Diyarbakir until he was suspended in August along with the mayors of Mardin and Van — all of them replaced by government-appointed trustees.

The court in Diyarbakir on Monday convicted Mizrakli, who refused to attend the final hearing, “of membership in an armed terror group,” the Anadolu state news agency reported.

The Anadolu state news agency reported, The court in Diyarbakir on Monday convicted Mizrakli, who refused to attend the final hearing, “of membership in an armed terror group.”

Prosecutors said he attended the funerals of PKK militants and meetings that were used for the group’s propaganda.

He was sentenced to nine years, four months and 15 days in prison, Anadolu also said.

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