In Van (Wan) province, Muradiye district local council’s trustee, an unelected centrally imposed government official has appointed a man to the head the local council’s Women and Family Services Directorate.
The trustee appointed District Public Education Center Director Bünyamin Polat as the head of the Women and Family Service reported the Mesopotamia News Agency.
So called ‘trustees’, imposed by the Ministry of the Interior on local councils run by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) are continuously disrupting institutions that provide services specifically targeted for women.
The male trustees or unelected centrally imposed government officials, have either closed or changed a large number of women’s offices so far while many women who had worked there before are now working in different areas.
Unelected men are now working instead of elected women.
Also, in some councils, women’s units were either attached to directorates led by men or a male officer has been assigned to the administration.
The most recent examples of this are the of Muradiye Council in Van (Wan) and Hakkari (Colemerg) Council and Mardin ( Merdin) Council.
The unelected centrally imposed government official of Hakkari Council assigned Ayhan Tunç, who was the Director of Cultural and Social Affairs before, to the Directorate of Women and Family Services.
In Mardin also, the unelected centrally imposed government official appointed Abdurrahman Şahin to the same position.
According to a report from the HDP, 47 trustees or unelected centrally imposed government officials have been appointed in municipalities where HDP candidates won elections in 2019. 18 HDP co-mayors have been arrested, and the votes of about 4,268,000 citizens have been ignored.