Osman Doğramacı, a government appointed trustee, tasked to run Van’s Gurpinar district, has closed down Poet Niyazi Sönmez Library over terror links.
According to Turkish media, the library was shut down on accusation that the books within the library are spreading propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Gurpinar municipality, before its seizure by the government over terror links, turned a scrap bus into a children’s library and named it after the local writer and poet Niyazi Sönmez.
Doğramacı told state-run Anadolu news agency that some books, written by PKK militants, call on children to join PKK.
Turkish government has stepped up political pressure on Kurdish minority in recent months, seizing Kurdish-run municipalities and arresting their mayors.