Solidarity to HDP mayors from deputy mayor of Uppsala

Deputy mayor of Uppsala, Tobias Smedberg, condemned the Erdoğan regime's appointment of trustees to three HDP-run municipalities.

The deputy mayor of Uppsala expressed solidarity with the dismissed mayors of Amed, Van and Mardin and the Kurdish people.

Smedberg posted a solidarity video message on his social media account.

Reminding that in Sweden the people who participate in the general and local elections see their elected representatives working, Smedberg said: "Our brothers and sisters in Turkey do not have these rights. President Erdoğan has recently dismissed three Kurdish mayors from the HDP, who were elected by the people. He appointed to their place trustees the state nominated."

Smedberg said that the outside world cannot accept what happened: "We must stop this," he said.