15 November 2019:
Lastly, on November 13, trustees were appointed to the District Municipalities of Yenişehir and Hazro in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakır and the Municipality of Akpazar town in Mazgirt, Dersim.
While mayors have been removed from office, district governors or governors have been appointed as acting mayors in their place.
In dismissing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) mayors, the Ministry of Interior or governorships have been referring to "the ongoing investigations against them on terror-related charges."
Trustees have been appointed to the following municipalities so far:
It has been stated that Berk and Özer, who have been taken to Diyarbakır Security Directorate, have been detained as part of an investigation, which has been launched into the statements that they made during the Newroz celebrations in Turkey's eastern province of Bingöl in 2018.
Berk was elected as HDP Diyarbakır MP on June 7, 2015.