Ministry of Interior Launches Investigation into ‘Dersim’ Decision of Municipal Council

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  • May 31, 2019
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The Ministry of Interior has launched an investigation into the decision of Dersim Municipal Council, which decided to change the signboard on its municipality building from “Tunceli Municipality” to “Dersim Municipality.” The Ministry has appointed an instructor for the investigation.

CLICK – ‘Tunceli’ Municipality Signboard to be Changed to Dersim

After deciding to change the signboard by a majority of votes, the Municipality shared its decision with the public on May 22. Speaking about the decision of the council, Dersim Mayor Mehmet Fatih Maçoğlu stated that they were waiting for the decision of the Governorship.

The other decisions taken by the municipality were as follows:

Municipal services in Kurdish and Zazaki

  • After discussing the change of our municipality service building signboard from “Tunceli” to “Dersim”, it has been decided by majority of votes that the “Tunceli” expression written on the signboards in our municipal service building should be changed to “Dersim” with the aim of keeping the culture, history and way of belief of our city alive.
  • Considering that along with Turkish, Zazaki and Kurdish are also spoken by majority of residents living in our city, it has been accepted by majority of votes that the municipal services will also be provided in Zazaki and Kurdish in line with the needs of citizens.
  • The members of the municipal council suggested names for the park situated next to the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) building; after considering the suggestions, it has been decided by majority of votes that the park should be named “PARKÊ ŞÊĞANKİ”.
  • After considering the suggestion to establish a commission with the aim of identifying the damages caused by the [state-appointed] trustee, it has been decided to establish a commission comprising the Committee on Planning and Budget members and legal affairs so that the works and acts undertaken in the pre-election period can be investigated and reported. (AÖ/SD)