Deposed co-mayor of Eğil remanded in custody

While the co-mayor of Eğil was remanded in custody, co-mayors of Lice and Silvan were sentenced to house arrest.

Silvan co-mayor Naşide Toprak, Lice co-mayor Tarık Mercan and Eğil co-mayor Mustafa Akkul have been referred to court today after their removal from office and replacement by a trustee by the Ministry of Interior on Monday. The co-mayors are accused of “membership to an illegal organization”.

Silvan co-mayor Naşide Toprak and Lice co-mayor Tarık Mercan were released on condition of house arrest and ban on leaving the country, while Eğil co-mayor Mustafa Akkul was remanded in custody for alleged “membership to an illegal organization”.