Four mayors in eastern Turkey on Saturday were dismissed for allegedly supporting terrorism.
The mayors of Suruc in Sanliurfa as well as the Mazidagi, Savur, and Derik districts of Mardin -- Hatice Cevik, Nalan Ozaydin, Gulistan Oncu and Mulkiye Esmez, respectively -- have been suspended, the provinces' governorships said in official announcements.
Turkey's government accuses of the HDP having links to the terrorist group YPG/PKK.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.
Source: Anadolu Agency