Siirt Co-mayor Belkıza Epözdemir detained

SİİRT- Belkıza Epözdemir, co-mayor of the Siirt Municipality, one of the municipalities trustees have been appointed to, has been detained.

Many co-mayors of the municipalities held by the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) have been taken into custody or jailed following the appointment of trustees to the municipalities. On November 17, 2016, Deputy Governor Ceyhun Dilşad Taşkın was appointed to Siirt Municipality as trustee. And this morning, police raided the home of Siirt Co-mayor Belkıza Beştaş Epözdemir and took her into custody.

According to report received, Belkıza has been taken to Police Headquarters in Siirt.

Until now, 82 co-mayors have been jailed and trustees have been appointed to more than 90 municipalities held by the DBP.