Bekir Kaya, former mayor of Van

Ex-Mayor of Van Sentenced to 9 years in Prison


ISTANBUL ( — A Turkish court on September 11 sentenced former Van mayor and several Kurdish activists to six to nine years in prison.

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

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

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


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