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Turkey removes three top Kurdish mayors in major crackdown

Turkey has removed three elected mayors from office and detained more than 400 people as part of a crackdown over alleged links to Kurdish militants.

The mayors, who were elected in March, are accused of spreading “terrorist propaganda” and “financing terrorism”.

  • BBC

Ankara says they – and the many others detained – have ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

There are fears that the move could escalate tensions in the mainly Kurdish south-east regions of the…

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