Turkey detains Diyarbakir mayors on 'terrorism' links

Turkish police stand in front of the municipality headquarters in Diyarbakir on October 30, 2016, during a pro-Kurdish demonstrationA Turkish court has ordered the detention of the two mayors of Diyarbakir, the largest city in the predominantly Kurdish southeast of the country, accusing them of “terrorist” activities linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, jointly elected in 2014, were Sunday accused of “belonging to an armed terrorist organisation” and providing “logistical support to an armed terrorist organisation”, according to a statement by the court in Diyarbakir.

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