Kocaköy

Kocaköy (Ottoman Turkish: کاراز,[3] Kurdish: Karaz, Zazaki: Karaz) is town and district of Diyarbakır Province of Turkey. The population is 5,764 (as of 2010)

Kocaköy
Kocaköy
Coordinates: 38°17′23″N 40°30′05″E
CountryTurkey
ProvinceDiyarbakır
Government
  MayorRojda Nazlıer (HDP)
  KaymakamYasin Yunak
Area
  District151.05 km2 (58.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
  Urban
5,942
  District
16,312
  District density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Post code
21450
Websitewww.kocakoy.bel.tr

Politics

In the local elections in March 2019 Rojda Nazlıer was elected mayor.[4] In October 2019 she was dismissed and charged with being a member of a terrorist organization.[5] The current District Governor is Yasin Yunak,[6] who was also appointed as trustee after Nazlıer was dismissed.[7]

History

During the conflict between the Turkish Government and the Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK), a part of the districts rural population was resettled urban areas.[8]

In 2017 curfews were declared by the Turkish government aimed to support the fight against the PKK.[9]

References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 284.
  4. Şafak, Yeni (2019-11-13). "Diyarbakır Kocaköy Seçim Sonuçları – Kocaköy Yerel Seçim Sonuçları". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  5. "Dismissed Kocaköy Co-Mayor Nazlıer Faces 15 Years in Prison". Bianet. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  6. "Kaymakam Yasin Yunak". www.kocakoy.gov.tr. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  7. "Trustees appointed to 4 district municipalities in Turkey's southeast". DailySabah. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  8. Jongerden, Joost (2010-03-29). "Village Evacuation and Reconstruction in Kurdistan (1993-2002)". Études rurales (in French) (186): 77–100. doi:10.4000/etudesrurales.9241. ISSN 1777-537X.
  9. Kurdistan24. "Turkey declares curfew in Kurdish province of Diyarbakir". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2019-11-13.


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