"Kurdish rebels kidnap mayor of Turkish town
28 Jul 2005 07:10:26 GMT
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 28 (Reuters) - Kurdish guerrillas have kidnapped the mayor of a town in eastern Turkey and police and troops have launched a search, security officials said on Thursday.
Hasim Akyurek, mayor of Yayladere in Bingol province and a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, was abducted on Wednesday while on his way to inspect preparations for a local festival, the officials said."
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