Kurdish co-mayor arrested in Agri

A Turkish court ordered the arrest of Hazal Aras, co-mayor of Diyadin district of Agri.

Aras was detained by Turkish police on February 9 and today she appeared in court in Agri.

The court ordered the arrest of Aras for “being a member of a terrorist organization”. She was sent to Patnos Prison.

Hazal was arrested by Turkish authorities back in 2016 and released from prison on June 2017.