MARDIN / SANLIURFA, Turkey
Four mayors in eastern Turkey on Saturday were dismissed for allegedly supporting terrorism.
The mayors of Suruc in Sanliurfa as well as the Mazidagi, Savur, and Derik districts of Mardin — Hatice Cevik, Nalan Ozaydin, Gulistan Oncu and Mulkiye Esmez, respectively — have been suspended, the provinces’ governorships said in official announcements.
Turkey’s government accuses of the HDP having links to the terrorist group YPG/PKK.
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