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Turkey jails dismissed pro-Kurdish mayor nearly 20 years: lawyer

Wednesday, 5 June, 2024 , 13:36

Diyarbakir, Turkey, June 5, 2024 (AFP) — A court in Turkey jailed on Wednesday a pro-Kurdish mayor for 19 and a half years for "terrorism", his lawyer said Wednesday.

Mehmet Siddik Akis was removed from his post just days earlier, provoking outrage and brawls in Turkey's parliament.