Turkey has proof removed mayors supported Kurdish militants says President Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said any municipality which had supported militants would have to pay the price.

By: Reuters | Istanbul | Published:September 12, 2016 11:31 am
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Turkey has proof that mayors removed from two dozen Kurdish-run municipalities on Sunday had sent support to Kurdish militants and they should have been stripped of office sooner, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul after attending prayers, Erdogan said any municipality which had supported militants would have to pay the price.

Turkey appointed new administrators in the 24 Kurdish-run municipalities on Sunday, triggering pockets of protest in its largely-Kurdish southeastern region bordering Syria and Iraq. The pro-Kurdish opposition called it an “administrative coup”.