Three more co-mayors of the HDP jailed

The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives have increased remarkably in parallel with the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria.

Co-mayors of the HDP-run municipality of Van’s Erciş district, Yıldız Çetin and Bayram Çiçek, were taken into custody on in a mass arrest operation of the AKP-MHP regime’s security forces October 15.

The two co-mayors, held in custody since, have been referred to court on Tuesday. While Çetin was remanded in custody for alleged “membership to a terrorist organization”, Bayram Çiçek was released on condition of judicial control.

The co-mayors of Amed’s Kayapınar and Kocaköy districts, Keziban Yılmaz and Rojda Nazlıer, who were taken into custody Monday morning, have also been referred to court today.

Both co-mayors were remanded in custody for alleged “membership to a terrorist organization”.

Earlier today, Turkish Interior Ministry has appointed trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed's Kayapınar, Bismil, and Kocaköy districts and Van's Erciş district.

Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, co-mayor of Diyarbakır (Amed) Metropolitan Municipality, who was removed from his post and replaced by a trustee on August 19, has also been sent to prison today on alleged charges of "membership to a terrorist organization" and "spreading terror propaganda".