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Three more HDP-run municipalities seized by trustees

ANF - 2019-12-07 15:40
The AKP / MHP government have seized the Ikiköprü Municipality in Beşiri, a district of Batman and the Özalp and Başkale municipalities in Van and replaced the freely and democratically elected mayors with trustees. ...

Six HDP councillors in Bağlar Municipality replaced by trustees

ANF - 2019-11-19 16:49
Six HDP councillors in Bağlar Municipality have been replaced by trustees. ...

Buldan: Trustees are a coup against women's politics

ANF - 2019-11-17 18:57
HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan, spoke at the roundtable titled 'Women in Local Government' organised by the HDP Women's Assembly in Istanbul. ...

Detained co-mayors: Political police operation to favour trustees

ANF - 2019-11-16 18:37
Mazıdağı, Savur and Derik Municipality co-mayors said: "We know that the operation was carried out to favour trustees." Suruç Municipality co-mayor Hatice Çevik detention period was extended. ...

Trustees protested by the HDP in Savur

ANF - 2019-11-15 17:52
HDP members and executives protested the seizure by the AKP of Savur municipality in Mardin. ...

Turkey Removes Four More Kurdish Mayors

BAS News - 2019-11-13 12:55
ERBIL — The Turkish government has removed four more Kurdish mayors and replaced them with trustees as part of its crackdown on the largest Kurdish political party in the country, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. The four mayors are from s ...

Germany criticised appointment of trustees

ANF - 2019-11-05 11:12
The silence of the German government about Turkey regime was finally broken with criticism of the appointment of trustees to HDP-run municipalities. Respecting the election results is a prerequisite for democracy, said government official Bärbel Kofler. ...

HDP deputy Dündar: Trustees won't be accepted

ANF - 2019-11-05 08:06
Following the seizure of the HDP-led Kızıltepe Municipality (Mardin), party members held a press conference in front of the town hall. ...

Trustees appointed to 4 HDP-run city councils

ANF - 2019-10-22 11:31
The co-mayors of Kayapınar, Bismil, Kocaköy and Erciş district municipalities were taken into custody within the frame of the political genocide operation. ...

Education Union joined Democracy Vigil against trustees in Amed

ANF - 2019-10-05 10:20
The Democracy Vigil against the seizure of the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin has reached day 48. ...

HDP: Permanent mobilization against trustees until 19 October

ANF - 2019-10-03 17:02
The HDP Crisis Coordination Center against the trustees decided to carried out a permanent action against the seizure of municipalities until 19 October. Public meetings will be organized in seven cities. ...

Kurdistan Söderhamn Solidarity Committee condemned trustees

ANF - 2019-10-03 17:02
Kurdistan Söderhamn Solidarity Committee talked to ANF about the imposition of trustees to the HDP-run municipalities. ...

HDP deputy Taşdemir: Trustees are an attack to democracy

ANF - 2019-08-30 09:59
HDP Ağrı Deputy Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir said that the appointment of trustees to three metropolitan municipalities interfered with the people's demand for democracy and their will to live together. ...

Protest tent against the trustees in Bonn

ANF - 2019-08-30 08:50
The Democratic Kurdish Community Center and Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger put up a protest tent in Bonn to condemn the trustees appointed to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin. ...

Day 12 of protest against trustees in Van

ANF - 2019-08-30 08:02
The protest in Van against the seizure of the metropolitan municipality and the dismissal of the HDP mayor has entered day 12. ...

Cologne mayors: Appointment of trustees dangerous move

ANF - 2019-08-29 09:15
The political coup by the AKP that appointed trustees to Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities was protested in Cologne and Marseille. The mayor of Cologne Andreas Wolter said he considers the appointment of trustees dangerous. ...

Evîn Cuma: Trustee appointment is contrary to international law

ANF - 2019-08-28 12:32
Co-chair of the Human Rights Association in Jazira, Evîn Cuma, said that the appointment of trustees to three HDP-run municipalities violates international law. ...

DTK issued call to people and institutions of Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-08-28 10:51
The DTK appealed to all the people of Kurdistan, its institutions and the Southern government and called for mobilization against the trustees. ...

Amed resistance through ANF lenses

ANF - 2019-08-28 09:35
On 19 August the AKP-MHP regime seized the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin and dismissed the democratically elected mayors to replace them with state-appointed trustees. ...

HDP delegation meets CHP leader and officials

ANF - 2019-08-26 15:01
Representatives of both parties are of the same mind that the appointment of trustees to HDP municipalities is indeed a political coup. ...

Montpellier against trustees

ANF - 2019-08-26 10:01
Representatives of French left parties also joined the protest. ...

Demo in Stuttgart to condemn AKP-appointed trustees

ANF - 2019-08-25 10:28
The AKP-MHP regime seized the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin on 19 August appointing trustees and dismissing the democratically elected mayors. ...

Toulose says no to AKP-appointed trustees

ANF - 2019-08-25 09:55
A rally was held in Toulouse to protest the AKP-MHP decision to suspend the democratically and freely elected HDP mayors of Van, Amed and Mardin municipalities. ...

Protest in Strasbourg against the AKP trustees

ANF - 2019-08-25 09:55
HDP-run Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities were seized by the AKP regime on 19 August. Their democratically and freely elected mayors were dismissed. ...

Action in Rome to protest AKP seizure of HDP-run municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-25 08:23
An action was organised in Rome to protest the AKP-MHP regime decision to appoint trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van dismissing the democratically and freely elected mayors. ...

Freedom Left Group: The CHP must act against trustees

ANF - 2019-08-24 12:33
The Freedom Left Group, which includes the CHP, urged the CHP to take action against the trustees. ...

Swedish MEP Incir: We cannot accept the trustees

ANF - 2019-08-24 10:16
Swedish Social Democratic Labor Party MEP, Evin Incir, said that the AKP government's appointment of trustees and the dismissal of democratically elected mayors is unacceptable. ...

Action against women murders and trustees attacked by police

ANF - 2019-08-24 09:45
A protest was organised by the HDP youth branch to protest both violence against women and the seizure by the AKP of the municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin. Police attacked the crowd and 8 people were taken into custody. ...

Appointing trustees contradicts AKP's founding principles | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-23 21:57

Amed resistance: “They committed the greatest crime!”

ANF - 2019-08-23 19:40
HDP Group Deputy Chairperson Saruhan Oluc read a press statement on the fifth day of protests against trustees in Amed and said the regime had willfully committed a crime and added: “We will show our civil disobedience.” ...

Mesopotamian Freedom Party: People should unite against trustees

ANF - 2019-08-23 13:32
The Mesopotamian Freedom Party issued a statement on to the seizure of Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities saying Kurds should develop a common struggle in every area. ...

Riseup4Rojava urges participation in demos in many cities today

ANF - 2019-08-23 11:36
The international campaign and platform Riseup4Rojava has organised actions all over Europe today and Saturday to protest the appointment of trustees to Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities. ...

Protest in Rome against AKP's seizure of HDP-run municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-23 09:55
Rome said no to the AKP decision to appoint trustees to the municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van, thus violating the rights of voters. ...

HDP's report on trustees appointed to usurped municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-23 09:12
HDP urged Turkey’s larger political opposition and the international democratic community to lose no time in acting against this coup and fulfilling their part in leading Turkey back into the path of parliamentary and local democracy and the rule of law. ...

Kurdish mayors replaced by trustees in Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-23 08:37

12 years old put to the ground and handcuffed in Ankara

ANF - 2019-08-23 08:20
Police detained 17 people in Ankara during a protest against the appointment of trustees in 3 HDP-run. Among those detained was 12 years old B.A., who was handcuffed behind his back after being put on the ground. ...

Zurich and Bern protest AKP's appointment of trustees

ANF - 2019-08-22 19:11
The appointment of trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin was protested in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Basel. ...

Turkish regime confiscates neighborhood offices: 4 more trustees

ANF - 2019-08-22 13:02
Three neighborhood and one village headmen (mukhtars) were removed from office and trustees were appointed in their stead. ...

Hashtag campaign today at 5.30 pm

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:52
Appeal to join the hashtag campaign today on Twitter to condemn the appointment of trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van. ...

US statement on trustees: We are concerned

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:05
US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, criticized Turkey for suspend Kurdish mayors of Diyarbakir, Van, and Mardin. ...

Third day of protest in Cologne against the AKP

ANF - 2019-08-22 09:33
For the third consecutive day protests are continuing in Cologne against the AKP-MHP decision to name trustees in the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin. ...

Trustees decision protested in Russia

ANF - 2019-08-22 08:53
Amed, Van and Mardin Metropolitan municipalities were seized by the Turkish regime and Kurds around the world are protesting against the decision. Two demos were held in Russia. ...

Protest in Marseille against AKP-MHP appointment of trustees

ANF - 2019-08-22 08:53
Protests against the AKP-MHP government decision to seize the HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Van, Amed and Mardin are continuing. ...

Turkish German politicians criticize government-appointed trustees replacing elected mayors - The London Post

Thelondonpost - 2019-08-21 21:28

Trustees discussed in Swedish Parliament

ANF - 2019-08-21 20:05
Swedish Social Democratic Party MP and Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission Member Anders Osterberg and Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh took the appointment of trustees to the Amed, Mardin and Van municipalities to the Swedish Parliament. ...

Ministry of Interior Publishes its Decree on Trustees in Kurdish As Well - english

Bianet - 2019-08-21 15:07

German politicians criticise AKP's appointment of trustees

ANF - 2019-08-21 12:38
German politicians have reacted to the decision by the AKP regime to appoint trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van. ...

HDP's Temelli: The government should revert its decision

ANF - 2019-08-21 09:30
The HDP co-chair said that the government should revert its decision to appoint trustees to Amed, Mardin and Van municipalities and added that it amounts to a political coup. ...

Police beat people protesting against the AKP in Kadikoy

ANF - 2019-08-20 22:09
Police attacked the demonstration in Kadikoy, Istanbul, against the AKP decision to appoint trustees to three HDP-run municipalities. ...

Hamburg artists and politicians protest seizure of municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-20 19:40
Politicians and artists living in Hamburg have strongly condemned the decision by the Turkish government to appoint trustees to the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin. ...

Armenian Cultural Union of Argentina protest Erdogan policies

ANF - 2019-08-20 13:17
The Armenian Cultural Union (UCA) of Argentina condemned the order issued today by the Turkish government to replace three HDP co-mayors with state-appointed trustees ...

AKP's political coup against HDP condemned in London

ANF - 2019-08-20 12:54
Kurds and their friends in London protested the AKP decision to appoint trustees and replace the HDP co-mayors of Van, Amed and Mardin. ...

Protest against municipalities seizure growing

ANF - 2019-08-19 17:11
Trade unions, political parties and legal organizations continue to protest the appointment of trustees. ...

From Amed to the AKP: You are preparing your own end!

ANF - 2019-08-19 16:02
HDP members protested the decision by the AKP regime to appoint trustees. ...

DBP: They will see tha tthey can’t stop us

ANF - 2019-08-19 12:53
The DBP said the appointment of new trustees is “another declaration of war against the Kurdish people” and added: “They cannot stop us like this. We will not recognize the trustee.” ...

Van under siege after trustee took over

ANF - 2019-08-19 12:42
After trustees were appointed to the metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin, Van’s center and districts are under siege. ...

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUK Named Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-06-14 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 11, 2019 – Masrour Barzani, Chairman of The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees, was named as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Following his election to the post of preside ...

Gever municipality in debt after trustee government

ANF - 2019-04-20 08:35
State-appointed trustees have left debts in the municipalities they have run, taking away the rightful place to HDP elected co-mayors. ...

HDP Buldan: The policy of the trustees has ended

ANF - 2019-04-01 08:02
HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan addressed a large crowd in Amed as the elections results were coming through. ...

Ahmet Türk: Hours left to send the trustees back

ANF - 2019-03-31 12:06
"We have hope, this election will make important contributions for the future of peace, brotherhood and justice." ...

Kasun: Dersim will send the trustees back to Ankara

ANF - 2019-03-29 11:12
Ibrahim Kasun served as mayor and deputy co-chairman in Dersim for 9 years. He said that repression, intimidation and tricks would not be successful. ...

Report: Lori Loughlin's daughter was on the yacht of USC's Board of Trustees when her mom was accused in scheme [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 14:29

Foreign Policy Research Institute Presidential Search

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-02-19 21:42
The trustees of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (“FPRI”) are seeking a President/CEO to succeed Alan H. Luxenberg, who will […] ...

Applications Sought for Next FPRI President

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-02-15 02:39
The trustees of the Foreign Policy Research Institute are seeking a President/CEO to succeed Alan H. Luxenberg, who will be […] ...

FPRI Elects Eli Gilman Vice President for Operations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-02-15 02:39
Philadelphia, PA – At the February 11 meeting of its board of trustees, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) proudly […] ...

HDP women candidates: We will govern our cities and ourselves

ANF - 2019-02-10 17:34
The manifesto stressed that women will reaffirm the achievements they obtained through the struggle of thousands of women and workers and will regain possession of the cities taken from the legitimate elected mayors by the imposition of trustees. ...

Crisis Group Welcomes Four New Trustees to Board

International Crisis Group - 2019-01-21 20:40

Vote for democracy? Erdogan vows re-seizure of municipalities if HDP wins local elections

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-10-10 22:16
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to seize municipalities in mainly-Kurdish provinces once again by appointing trustees immediately after upcoming local elections take place if Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) mayoral candidates come out of ballot bo ...

AUK’s Board of Trustees determines several key strategic decisions

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-10-10 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – September 25th, 2018- The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees held its biannual meetings September 23 and 24, 2018. The two days’ meetings led to key strategic decisions, to secure a better campus life fo ...

Crisis Group Welcomes Three New Trustees to its Board

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-21 21:26

Crisis Group Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

International Crisis Group - 2018-07-11 16:55

Chairman of AUK’s BoT: rewarding top 15 students for their academic excellence

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-03-13 02:02
Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan – January, 27th 2018 – The American University of Kurdistan (AUK), Chairman of AUK’s Board of Trustees HE Masrour Barzani rewarded 15 top students for their academic excellence in an event held to welcome freshman students of AUK. H ...

Three Crisis Group Trustees Join UN High-Level Mediation Board

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-22 20:47

Autumn 2016 Meeting of the Board of Trustees

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-13 21:56
Friday, October 14, 2016London ...

Opening Dinners for the 2016 Meeting of the Board of Trustees

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-13 00:51
Friday, October 14, 2016London ...

Turkish gov’t appoints trustees to pro-Kurdish Dicle Municipality | Turkey Purge

Turkeypurge - 2017-02-13 23:51

İpekyolu trustee shuts down Women’s Policies Department as first act

ANF - 2017-01-16 11:46
Anti-women policies by trustees appointed to DBP Municipalities continue. Cemil Öztürk, appointed trustee to Van’s İpekyolu district last week, shut down the Women’s Directorate as his first act. ...

Two more DBP municipalities in Urfa seized by the government

ANF - 2017-01-09 11:15
DBP-held Viranşehir and Bozova district municipalities in Urfa have been seized by the government and trustees have been appointed to both municipalities. ...

Trustees appointed to Çatak and Tekman municipalities

ANF - 2017-01-06 20:31
The AKP government appointed trustees to Çatak and Tekman municipalities. ...

Three more DBP-held municipalities in Bitlis seized by the government

ANF - 2016-12-24 14:23
AKP government has appointed trustees to the Hizan, Mutki and Yolalan district municipalities of Bitlis, the co-mayors of which were jailed four days ago. ...

Internal conflict in Van: New trustee appointed in place of the trustee

ANF - 2016-12-19 13:50
Ministry of Interior Affairs is appointing new trustees as AKP members do not get along with the existing trustees at the DBP-held municipalities in Van province and its districts. ...

Masrour Barzani: Why self-determination allowed for others, forbidden for Kurds?

Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-16 18:11
The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) – Duhok presenting during Kurdistan Independence Conference at AUK, Dec. 16, 201 ...

Trustees appointed to Amed's Kayapınar and Yenişehir municipalities

ANF - 2016-12-08 11:03
Trustees have been appointed to Amed’s Kayapınar and Yenişehir district municipalities. ...

Half of DBP municipalities usurped

ANF - 2016-12-05 12:17
Using the State of Emergency as an excuse, the Palace regime targeted DBP’s municipalities they couldn’t win in elections and appointed direct trustees to 36 of 103 DBP municipalities, and indirect trustees to 15 more. ...

223 municipal employees dismissed by trustees in Van

ANF - 2016-12-01 11:49
Trustees appointed to the positions of DBP mayors in Van have dismissed 223 municipal employees so far. ...

46 DBP Co-Mayors arrested so far

ANF - 2016-11-29 12:49
46 DBP Co-Mayors have been arrested and 38 Co-Mayors have been dismissed so far. Also, 7 Co-Mayors have been issued arrest warrants and 35 trustees have been appointed to DBP municipalities. ...

Turkey detains Kurdish mayor of Van city, appoints trustees

E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
VAN, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police detained the mayor of the southeastern Kurdish city of Van on Thursday, security sources said, a day after arresting two other regional mayors in a crackdown on politicians accused of links to Kurdish militant ...

Trustee appointed to the municipalities of Mardin and Siirt

ANF - 2016-11-17 09:40
Turkish Ministry of Interior has appointed trustees to the municipalities of Mardin and Siirt provinces. ...

Diyarbakir's Arrested Kurdish Mayors to be Replaced by Unelected Trustees

Kurdish Question - 2016-11-01 14:11
#039;s Arrested Kurdish Mayors to be Replaced by Unelected Trustees ...

Three trustees in Amed's Ergani district municipality resign

ANF - 2016-10-20 15:32
Three trustees appointed by the government to DBP-held municipality in Amed's Ergani district have submitted their resignation. ...

Women in Rojava's Cizîrê Canton march for Öcalan

ANF - 2016-10-03 16:42
Woman employees in municipalities in Rojava's Cizîrê Canton have started a march to protest the isolation of Öcalan and appointment of trustees to municipalities in North Kurdistan. ...

Three trustees appointed to the municipality of Amed's Ergani district

ANF - 2016-09-28 16:11
The AKP government has appointed three trustees to the municipality of Amed's Ergani district. ...

Chief village guard appointed as trustee in Van's Gevaş district

ANF - 2016-09-27 10:59
Trustees have been appointed in the place of City Council members from BDP in Van’s Gevaş district. İsa Şahin, the chief village guard, was appointed trustee in City Council Member Cevdet Altındağ’s place. ...

State Appointed Trustees Closing Down Women's Centres in Kurdish Region

Kurdish Question - 2016-09-20 19:18
State Appointed Trustees Closing Down#039;s Centres in Kurdish Region ...

2 DBP City Council members replaced by trustees in Doğubeyazıt

ANF - 2016-09-20 13:24
Doğubeyazıt District Governorate appointed two trustees in place of arrested DBP City Council members Halis Gültekin and İsa Karahan. ...

Municipalities seized by trustees in Van turn into outposts

ANF - 2016-09-20 13:24
Police forces run the municipality works in municipalities seized by trustees in Van. The police have invaded the municipalities since the day the trustees were appointed and also carry out the correspondence with other institutions. ...

KCDK-E call for action between 19 – 23 September

ANF - 2016-09-19 12:32
KCDK-E called upon everyone to rise up and participate in the “Stand up for your municipalities, No to Appointed Trustees” every night at 19:00 between September 19 and 23. ...

“Trustees targeted women first, two centers were closed’

ANF - 2016-09-19 12:32
HDP Women’s Assembly Spokesperson Konca said AKP’s trustee coup targeted women’s centers first and said efforts will continue for a pro-women life in the localities despite the trustees. ...

Turkish Interior Ministry appoints trustees to 28 municipalities

KurdPress - 2016-09-18 16:02
Turkey’s Interior Ministry appointed trustees to 28 local municipalities across the country on Sept. 11, on the grounds that they allegedly provided support to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETO), w ...

DBP officials: People should stand up for their will

ANF - 2016-09-18 15:41
DBP co-mayors and parliamentarians announced that the appointment of trustees would be protested across Kurdistan tomorrow, and called upon civilians to stand up for their will and show solidarity with their municipalities. ...
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