Turkish police detain mayor of southeastern city Van

Turkish police detained the mayor of the southeastern city of Van on Thursday, security sources said, a day after arresting two other mayors in the region in a crackdown targeting politicians accused of links to Kurdish militants.

Reuters| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

DIYARBAKIR: Turkish police detained the mayor of the southeastern city of Van on Thursday, security sources said, a day after arresting two other mayors in the region in a crackdown targeting politicians accused of links to Kurdish militants.

The sources also said Ankara had appointed administrators to replace elected mayors and run the municipalities in the provinces of Siirt and Mardin in the mainly Kurdish south-east of the country.