Turkey removes 28 municipal mayors over alleged Kurdish militant links

September 11, 2016 7:28 AM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkey has removed local mayors deemed to support Kurdish militants and appointed new administrators in more than two dozen municipalities mostly in the largely Kurdish southeast, a provincial governor's office said on Sunday.

All but four of the municipalities were run by the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), the Diyarbakir governor's office said.

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