Expressions of concern by UCLG members worldwide concerning detentions of Mayors in Diyarbakir

UCLG Statement
The World Secretariat of UCLG echoes the concerns and views of numerous members of United Cities and Local Governments at the recent detentions of the co-Mayors of the City of Dıyarbakir.
Members call for the protection of local democracy worldwide and, in particular, of local elected representatives that have received a democratic mandate as well as the respect of due process.
UCLG members express our solidarity with those currently detained and call for the guarantee of their well being.