Friday, November 18, 2016
Turkey removes the country's only Christian co-mayor - Independent Catho
Turkey removes the country's only Christian co-mayor - Independent Catho: A massive purge by the Turkish government of politicians and officials accused of being supporters of the network of Fethullah Gulen - the Turkish Islamic preacher, continued this week with the sacking of Februniye Akyol, the first Assyrian Christian to be elected co-mayor in Turkey, in the city of Merdin. Both she and her co-mayor, the Kurdish Ahmet Turk, were removed and replaced with a 'Qayyum' appointed by the central government. The two were elected co-mayors of Mardin in 2014.