Turkey: two mayors detained over 'self-rule' claims

In total, five people, including two mayors of two districts in southeastern Diyarbakir province have been sent to jail by a local court in Turkey

Turkey: two mayors detained over 'self-rule' claims

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five people, including two mayors of two districts in southeastern Diyarbakir province have been jailed over alleged "autonomy" claims, judicial sources said on Sunday.

A local court in Diyarbakir charged five people, including Sur Mayor Seyid Narin and Silvan Mayor Yuksel Bodakci, with “disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state”. They were sent to jail pending further trials.

Two other people were released on conditional probations, the sources added.

The seven suspects were detained on Wednesday following an investigation launched by Diyarbakir’s Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Police are still on the lookout for four more suspects.

Last Mod: 23 Ağustos 2015, 13:25
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