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Turkey replaces pro-Kurdish party mayors in southeast over terror probes - ministry

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ISTANBUL, Aug 19 – Turkey replaced the pro-Kurdish party mayors of the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin on Monday over terrorism-related investigations, appointing the state governors in those provinces in their place, the Interior Ministry said.

The three mayors were accused of various crimes including membership of a terrorist organisation and spreading terrorist group propaganda, the ministry statement said.

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