Trustee in Iğdır implements racist and discriminatory policies
Iğdır is a cosmopolitan city and people were happy with the work of HDP. The Kurdish political movement has brought brotherhood among people, rights, peace, justice and equal service in the city.
On 31 March 2019 the HDP won the local elections in Iğdır, beating the racist alliance of the AKP-MHP-IYI (Good) party.
Although the racist and fascist parties AKP-MHP and IYI Party entered the elections with one common candidate, the people's party, HDP, won the elections by a great margin.
The HDP got 50.7 percent of the votes, while the AKP-MHP and IYI Party candidate got 46 percent. Although the HDP won the elections by over 4 points, the fascist alliance objected to the results. However HDP's Yaşar Akkus and Eylem Celik were elected co-mayors of Iğdır.
Iğdır is a cosmopolitan city and people were happy with the work of HDP. The Kurdish political movement has brought brotherhood among people, rights, peace, justice and equal service in the city. And it was precisely for the good administration that the people of Iğdır voted for the HDP again. All promises made to the people in the election studies were fulfilled, and many problems were resolved within a short time.
The AKP-MHP government, which is disturbed by this situation, targeted the will of the people by dismissing the democratically and freely elected mayors and replacing them by Governor Enver Ünlü, who was appointed as trustee.
The first thing done by trustee Unlu was to put in place some discriminatory practices against municipal employees. He sent the Kurdish staff to cleaning jobs. Not satisfied with this, Unlu replace those Kurdish workers with people close to the AKP-MHP and removed some previously appointed directors from their places.
In some cases Unlu also replaced the old personnel with police offices, thus turning the municipality into a police station.