Turkey replaces pro-Kurdish party mayors over terror probe

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Turkey Interior Ministry has announced the replacement of  pro-Kurdish party mayors with state officials in three south-eastern cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links on Monday,  in a move likely to fuel tensions in Turkey’s southeast.

Ahead of nationwide local elections in March, President Tayyip Erdogan had warned of such a move against elected officials if they were found to have connections to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).