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Appointing kayyum is akin to a coup, the HDP says

How the HDP was purged in Turkish local government

It has taken barely 15 months for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to be stripped of most of its mayors elected in March 2019

53
mayoralties won by the HDP on 31 March 2019*
44
annulled or seized by government decree
7
still controlled by the HDP today

* figures on this page exclude 12 village (belde) councils won in March 2019, of which four remain in HDP hands

  • Councilswon in 2019held in 2020
  • Diyarbakır152
  • Erzurum20
  • Mardin60
  • Şanlıurfa20
  • Van100
  • Ağrı33
  • Batman20
  • Bitlis10
  • Hakkari20
  • Iğdır10
  • Kars11
  • Muş20
  • Siirt30
  • Şırnak31

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Diyarbakır

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) Saadet

17
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
14
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
2
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • DicleHDPMayor in post
  • ÇınarHDPMayor in post

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Erzurum

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) MHP BBP

20
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
3
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

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  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • KarayazıHDPMayor removed
    18 Sep 19
  • TekmanHDPElection annulled
    31 Mar 19
  • KaraçobanHDPMayor removed
    27 Dec 19

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Mardin

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed)

10
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
5
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • DerikHDPMayor removed
    16 Nov 19
  • KızıltepeHDPMayor removed
    03 Nov 19
  • MazıdağıHDPMayor removed
    16 Nov 19
  • NusaybinHDPMayor removed
    18 Oct 19
  • SavurHDPMayor removed
    16 Nov 19
  • ArtukluAKPMayor in post
  • DargeçitAKPMayor in post
  • MidyatAKPMayor in post
  • ÖmerliAKPMayor in post
  • YeşilliAKPMayor in post

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Şanlıurfa

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed) MHP

13
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
1
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • SuruçHDPMayor removed
    16 Nov 19
  • AkçakaleAKPMayor in post
  • BirecikAKPMayor in post
  • BozovaAKPMayor in post
  • CeylanpınarAKPMayor in post
  • EyyübiyeAKPMayor in post
  • HalfetiAKPMayor in post
  • HaliliyeAKPMayor in post
  • HarranMHPMayor in post
  • HilvanAKPMayor in post
  • KaraköprüAKPMayor in post
  • SiverekAKPMayor in post
  • ViranşehirAKPMayor in post

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Van

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed)

13
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
9
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • BahçesarayAKPMayor in post
  • BaşkaleHDPMayor removed
    07 Dec 19
  • ÇaldıranHDPElection annulled
    31 Mar 19
  • ÇatakAKPMayor in post
  • EdremitHDPElection annulled
    31 Mar 19
  • ErcişHDPMayor removed
    22 Oct 19
  • GevaşAKPMayor in post
  • GürpınarAKPMayor in post
  • İpekyoluHDPMayor removed
    07 Nov 19
  • MuradiyeHDPMayor removed
    07 Dec 19
  • ÖzalpHDPMayor removed
    07 Dec 19
  • SarayHDPMayor removed
    02 Nov 19
  • TuşbaHDPElection annulled
    31 Mar 19

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Smaller provinces

Ağrı

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) BBP Saadet

8
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
3
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
3
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Ağrı town centreAKPMayor in post
  • DiyadinHDPMayor in post
  • DoğubeyazıtHDPMayor in post
  • PatnosHDPMayor in post
  • HamurAKPMayor in post
  • HasankeyfAKPMayor in post
  • EleşkirtSPMayor in post
  • TaşlıçayAKPMayor in post
  • TutakBBPMayor in post

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Batman

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) BBP Saadet

6
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
2
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Batman town centreHDPMayor removed
    23 May 20
  • KozlukHDPMayor left HDP
  • GercüşAKPMayor in post
  • HasankeyfAKPMayor in post
  • BeşiriSPMayor in post
  • SasonAKPMayor in post

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Bitlis

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) Saadet

7
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
1
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • GüroymakHDPMayor removed
    23 Mar 20
  • BitlisAKPMayor in post
  • HizanSPMayor in post
  • AdilcevazAKPMayor in post
  • AhlatAKPMayor in post
  • MutkiAKPMayor in post
  • TatvanAKPMayor in post

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Hakkari

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed)

5
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
2
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Hakkari city centreHDPMayor removed
    18 Oct 19
  • YüksekovaHDPMayor removed
    18 Oct 19
  • ÇukurcaAKPMayor in post
  • DerecikAKPMayor in post
  • ŞemdinliAKPMayor in post

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Iğdır

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed) MHP Saadet

4
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
1
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Iğdır town centreHDPMayor removed
    15 May 20
  • AralıkAKPMayor in post
  • KarakoyunluSPMayor in post
  • TuzlucaMHPMayor in post

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Kars

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) MHP CHP

8
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
1
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
1
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Kars town centreHDPMayor in post
  • AkyakaSPMayor in post
  • ArpaçayMHPMayor in post
  • DigorAKPMayor in post
  • KağızmanMHPMayor in post
  • SarıkamışMHPMayor in post
  • SelimAKPMayor in post
  • SusuzCHPMayor in post

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Muş

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (removed)

6
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
2
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • BulanıkHDPMayor removed
    18 Dec 19
  • VartoHDPMayor removed
    18 Dec 19
  • Muş town centreAKPMayor in post
  • HasköyAKPMayor in post
  • KorkutAKPMayor in post
  • MalazgirtAKPMayor in post

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Siirt

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) MHP BBP Saadet

7
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
3
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Siirt town centreHDPMayor removed
    15 May 20
  • BaykanHDPMayor removed
    15 May 20
  • EruhAKPMayor in post
  • KurtalanHDPMayor removed
    15 May 20
  • PervariAKPMayor in post
  • ŞirvanAKPMayor in post
  • TilloAKPMayor in post

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Şırnak

Key to winning mayors AKP HDP (in post) HDP (removed) MHP BBP Saadet

7
district (ilçe) mayors in this province
3
districts won by HDP mayors in 2019
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • CizreHDPMayor removed
    29 Oct 19
  • İdilHDPMayor removed
    13 Nov 19
  • SilopiHDPMayor in post
  • BeytüşşebapAKPMayor in post
  • GüçlükonakAKPMayor in post
  • Şırnak town centreAKPMayor in post
  • UludereAKPMayor in post

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