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Turkey's Diyarbakir mayors arrested in 'terror' probe

Gultan Kisanak was arrested along with Firat Anli, her co-mayor of Kurdish-majority city DiyarbakirThe two co-mayors of Diyarbakir, the biggest Kurdish-majority city in southeast Turkey, have been arrested as part of a “terrorism” enquiry, security officials said. There was a heavy police presence around the town hall following the arrests of Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, who together lead a city that has been rocked by clashes between security forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly warned that local officials accused of offering logistical help to the PKK — which Ankara considers a terrorist organisation — would be prosecuted.

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