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Daughter of Kurdish Activist Becomes Turkey's Youngest Mayori
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Dorian Jones
July 03, 2014 10:36 PM
In the three-decade conflict between the Turkish state and Kurds seeking greater minority rights, tens of thousands of people were killed, and some of the victims' families fled to Europe. One of those was Leyla Imret, who grew up in Germany after her activist father was killed by Turkish security forces. Imret returned to Turkey to take up her father’s struggle, though, and became the country’s youngest mayor at 27. Dorian Jones has the story for VOA.

Daughter of Kurdish Activist Becomes Turkey's Youngest Mayor

Dorian Jones

Published July 03, 2014

In the three-decade conflict between the Turkish state and Kurds seeking greater minority rights, tens of thousands of people were killed, and some of the victims' families fled to Europe. One of those was Leyla Imret, who grew up in Germany after her activist father was killed by Turkish security forces. Imret returned to Turkey to take up her father’s struggle, though, and became the country’s youngest mayor at 27. Dorian Jones has the story for VOA.


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