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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*
47
annulled or seized by government decree
3
still controlled by the HDP today

  • 2 HDP-elected mayors — in Kozluk (Batman) and in Dicle (Diyarbakır) — resigned from the HDP since their election
  • 1 HDP-elected mayor — in Doğubayazıt (Ağrı) — remains in post but is facing expulsion over allegations of misconduct
  • *12 village (belde) councils were also won by the HDP in March 2019. Two of these remain in the party’s hands
  • Councilswon in 2019held in 2020
  • Diyarbakır151
  • Erzurum20
  • Mardin60
  • Şanlıurfa20
  • Van100
  • Ağrı31
  • Batman20
  • Bitlis10
  • Hakkari20
  • Iğdır10
  • Kars10
  • Muş20
  • Siirt30
  • Şırnak31

Key:  Province with a HDP mayor still in post   Province with no HDP mayors left 

Büyükşehir

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
1
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • 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
1
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Ağrı town centreAKPMayor in post
  • DiyadinHDPMayor removed
    14 July 20
  • DoğubeyazıtHDPMayor expelled
  • 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
0
HDP district mayors still in post in 2020

  • Districts2019 victor2020 status
  • Kars town centreHDPMayor removed
    2 Oct 20
  • 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
1
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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