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The Grand Turk
Turkish police detain 418 people in Kurdish militant probe, replace pro-Kurd mayors in SE
2019-08-20
[Jpost] Ottoman Turkish police have detained 418 people in 29 provinces in an investigation targeting suspects with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Death Eater group, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

The ministry announcement, made on Twitter, followed its earlier announcement that the mayors of three major southeastern cities had been replaced by state officials in terrorism-related investigations.

Turkey Replaces Pro-Kurdish Party Mayors In Southeast Over Terror Probes

[Jpost] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
replaced the pro-Kurdish party mayors of the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin on Monday over terrorism-related investigations, appointing the state governors in those provinces in their place, the Interior Ministry said.

The three mayors were accused of various crimes including membership of a terrorist organization and spreading terrorist group propaganda, the ministry said in a statement.

Turkey dismissed dozens of mayors in the country's mainly Kurdish southeast in 2016 over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Death Eater group, replacing them with state administrators.

Ahead of local elections in March, President Tayyip Erdogan warned that mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) could again be dismissed if they, like their predecessors, are deemed to have ties to Death Eaters.

Erdogan frequently accuses the HDP of links to the PKK, which is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union and United States. The HDP denies such links.
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