HDP's Temelli: The government should revert its decision
The HDP co-chair said that the government should revert its decision to appoint trustees to Amed, Mardin and Van municipalities and added that it amounts to a political coup.
Following the appointment of a trustee to the three HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin by the Ministry of Interior, the Central Executive Committee of the HDP has decided to carry out an indefinite action.
HDP Co-President Sezai Temelli came to Amed to hold a meeting with dismissed Amed Metropolitan Municipality Co-Mayor Selcuk Mızraklı and party deputies before visiting the Amed Bar Association. Temelli then moved to Amed Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DTSO).
Temelli said that the decision to appoint trustees was contrary to the Constitution and said the public will was ignored by the decision. Temelli said that the State of Emergency (OHAL) announced after the coup attempt of 15 July, continued.
Pointing out that the appointment of trustees is the result of the government's policies of refusal to address and solve the Kurdish question, Temelli added: “This decision is a crime committed by the state against the people of Diyarbakır.”
Temelli also reminded that the previous trustees only brought problems and serious damages to the economical and social environment.
The HDP co-chair said that the government should revert its decision and added that it amounts to a political coup. "It is a coup against democracy and against the people will. Therefore all people should join forces against this act of prevarication."
Sezai Temelli will be in Mardin today for a rally scheduled for 1 pm local time.