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We Will Not Concede to the Trustee Coup on Municipalities

img_20151116_152354.jpgOn the morning of Eid al-Adha Eve, the political administration has raided 28 municipalities, stating to have “seized power” through trustees, which is reminiscent of 12 September 1980 coup d’etat from 30 years ago.

There is no difference between the mentality  that bombards the Parliament, the elected public will and the mentality that storms into the municipalities shouting to have “seized power” in a usurpation of the local public will.

We reiterate that the regulation enabling assignments of trustees over municipalities, brought through Decree with the Power of Law, by the AKP administration and Erdoğan violates multiple Constitutional clauses, democratic international agreements signed by Turkey, including the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Charter of Local Self Government, the universal law and fundamental human rights. Continue reading