Kati Piri: Are Ankara and Istanbul next?
The European Parliament Rapporteur for TUrkey Kati Piri protested the usurpation of HDP’s three metropolitan municipalities and said, “What next? Replacing the mayors of Ankara and Istanbul?”
Dutch MEP Kati Piri posted on her Twitter account to protest the usurpation of HDP’s Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities and the appointment of trustees.
Piri also shared Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu’s reaction to the trustees and said:
“Mayor of Istanbul criticizes replacement Kurdish mayors Mardin, Diyarbakir and Van. I assume every democratically elected mayor in Turkey thinks the same (even if they don’t dare to say it).”
In another Tweet, Piri said: “Mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van replaced on ‘terror-charges’ 5 months after their election. Again. Zero respect for will of the people.”