MARDIN, Turkey

Four mayors, along with 20 municipal officials, were arrested in Turkey’s southeastern provinces due to their suspected links to a terror group, judicial sources said Friday.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)’s mayors Gulistan Oncu in Savur, Mulkiye Esmez in Derik, Nalan Ozaydin in Mazidagi districts of Mardin, Hatice Cevik in Suruc district of Sanliurfa and 20 other municipal officials were arrested as part of ongoing terrorism investigations, provincial prosecutors said.

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