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    Ex-mayor of Turkey’s Van, who visited Armenia, is sentenced to almost 9 years in prison

    September 11, 2018 17:59 News, Politics, Press A+ / A-

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    A Turkish court has sentenced former Van city mayor and several Kurdish activists to six to nine years in prison.

    Even though the legal defenders of former mayor of Van, Bekir Kaya, had motioned to acquit their client, the court sentenced him to eight years and nine months’ imprisonment, Ahval news of Turkey reported.

    But since Kaya had been released on a signature bond, the decision to quickly find and detain him was made in addition.

    The former mayor of Van is charged with “being a member of a terrorist organization.”

    Bekir Kaya had visited Armenia several years ago, when he was mayor of Van.


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