Parliamentary question by Dutch parties on usurped municipalities

Several political parties and MPs in the Netherlands submitted a written question to the Dutch foreign ministry regarding the AKP-MHP confiscating the Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities.

Dutch MPs have taken action against the AKP-MHP usurping municipalities in Amed, Van and Mardin. Several political parties and MPs submitted a written question to the Dutch foreign ministry.

The Socialist Party, Christian Democratic Party, Social Reform Party, the Greens, Labor Party, Democrats 66 and PvdD submitted a joint written question to the Dutch foreign ministry.

The written question said the following:

“Are you aware that democratically elected mayors in south-eastern Turkey were arrested once again and loyal administrators were appointed in their place?

Could you confirm that since 2016, Turkey has removed some 100 HDP mayors from office and replaced them with inspectors? If not, what is the truth?

Do you share the Human Rights Watch’s view that removing elected representatives from office is a harsh attack on democracy? Are political rights being violated?

Are you prepared to clearly condemn the arrest of elected officials? If not, why?

What efforts are the Netherlands and the European Union implementing for Turkey to respect democratic principles?

What consequences should this anti-democratic practice have for the relationship between the Netherlands/EU and Turkey?


Meanwhile, democratic institutions and organizations in the Netherlands have made a decision for joint action against the confiscation of the people’s will and the attack against democracy.

On Saturday at 15:00, a demonstration will be held in the Dam Square in Amsterdam by HDP Netherlands, ODP Netherlands, DEM-NED, HTIF, HTIB, DIDF, HAKDER, VEKSAV, ADHK and EMCEMO.