Turkish TV: Kurdish mayor held on separatist charges

ByREUTERS
June 10, 2012 12:13




ISTANBUL - A Kurdish mayor was accused of belonging to an armed separatist group and detained by a Turkish court, television channels reported on Sunday, in the latest sign of a crackdown on Kurdish politicians and activists.

Bekir Kaya, the mayor of the southeastern Turkish city of Van, and two provincial leaders in the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) were remanded in custody pending trial late on Saturday, CNN Turk said.

Two other BDP officials were charged and released, it added.

Related Content
Breaking news
August 23, 2017
IDF raids in West Bank, six arrested

By JPOST.COM STAFF