On October 30, 2016, Diyarbakir (Amed) Metropolitan Co-Mayors Gultan Kishanak and Firat Anli were taken to Courthouse after the procedures at the police headquarters since their detention on October 25.
Both Co-mayor Anli is accused of “membership to an illegal organisation” while Co-mayor Kishanak is accused of a similar charge of “administration of an illegal organisation”.
Turkish authorities had cut the internet in the Kurdish cities while implementing raids and arrests against Kurdish politicians.
Earlier this week, Selahattin Demirtash, the Co-leader of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) described the charges against the Kurdish officials as “This is an utter lie. There is no such a thing.”
Despite the pro-Kurdish of People’s Democratic Party HDP rejection to the coup attempt at early stages, the Turkish government sacked thousands of Kurdish teachers, tens of Journalists, and mayor as part of the purge post-coup attempt.