ANKARA – Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır MP Sibel Yiğitalp stated that women’s gains cannot be taken away by appointing trustees to metropolitan and other municipalities.
HDP Diyarbakır MP Sibel Yiğitalp mentioned the arrest of Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality Co-mayors and oppression against women’s organization upon appointment of trustees to municipalities in General Assembly of the Parliament.
Sibel emphasized that the municipalities have been turned into police stations and said that, “The AKP has sacrificed Diyarbakır people’s will, and their gained democratic rights in an illegitimate way in order to strengthen its power. The trustee appointed to Metropolitan Municipality removed the signboard reads, “Amed Municipality” and replaced it with the signboard reads, “Diyarbakır Municipality”. The trustee is mistaken for thinking he will destroy Amed’s reality by writing Diyarbakır instead of Amed.”
Sibel emphasized that women’s gains are being targeted by appointing trustees and said that, “You are trying to put masculine perspective, in other word warrior perspective, into practice by ignoring of women’s gains and closing women’s organizations. But the AKP should know that irregularity and anti-democratic practices that carried out by it will be the biggest obstacle for its power that the AKP wants to strengthen.”