|Preceded by Suleyman Yildiz|
Constituency Mardin (1973, 1977)
Party Democratic Society Party
Preceded by Party established
Name Ahmet Turk
Succeeded by Nurettin Demirtas
|Constituency Mardin (2007, 2011)|
Siblings Abdurrahim Turk
Constituency Mardin (1987, 1991)
Parents Haci Sinan
|Serving with Aysel Tugluk (until 25 June 2006)|
Similar People Aysel Tugluk, Leyla Zana, Gultan Kisanak, Osman Baydemir, Abdullah Ocalan
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Ahmet Türk (born 2 July 1942 in Derik, Mardin Province, Turkey) is a Kurdish nationalist politician in Turkey. He has been described as "the most peaceful, most inclusive, most anti-violence, most moderate and wisest figure of the Kurdish political movement, and the one most likely to compromise." Türk was born into a family of Kurdish landlords and tribal chiefs in southeastern Turkey.
Türk was the chairman of the former pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) in Turkey and was a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. On December 11, 2009, the Constitutional Court of Turkey voted to ban the DTP, accusing it of connection with PKK. Türk was expelled from the Grand National Assembly, and 36 other party members were banned from joining any political party for five years.
In the 2014 local elections, Ahmet Türk was elected mayor of Mardin, associated with the Democratic Regions Party (DBP). However, on 21 November 2016 he was detained "on terror charges" after being dismissed from office by Turkish authorities, and a trustee appointed as mayor.