Semire Nergiz and Ferhat Kut, co-mayors of a Kurdish-majority town Nusaybin, have been put in pre-trial detention by a Turkish court on terror accusations, the Etha reported.  

Turkey has launched a crackdown against dissent in its Kurdish-majority areas following its assault against Kurdish-controlled parts of neighboring Syria. Protests have been broken up with tear gas, and scores of people have been arrested for criticizing the military campaign online.

The HDP governs many cities in the mainly Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. It typically appoints one male and one female co-mayor to promote gender equality.

Semire Nergiz and Ferhat Kut are accused of membership in a terrorist organization and were replaced by a state-appointed trustee last month.