Baykan (Kurdish: Hawêl)[3] is a district and city of Siirt Province of Turkey. In the Baykan district there are 30 villages.[4] In the local elections in March 2019 Ramazan Sarsılmaz from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was elected mayor.[5] Mehmet Tunç was appointed Kaymakam in September 2018.[6] On 15 May 2020, Sarsılmaz was dismissed from his post, and Mehmet Tunç was appointed as the trustee of the municipality.[7]

Baykan
Baykan is located in Turkey
Baykan
Baykan
Coordinates: 38°09′50″N 41°47′05″E / 38.16389°N 41.78472°E / 38.16389; 41.78472Coordinates: 38°09′50″N 41°47′05″E / 38.16389°N 41.78472°E / 38.16389; 41.78472
CountryTurkey
ProvinceSiirt
Government
 • MayorRamazan Sarsılmaz (HDP)
 • KaymakamMehmet Tunç
Area
 • District563.97 km2 (217.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
5,752
 • District
27,656
 • District density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code
56460
Websitewww.baykan.bel.tr

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ Adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 57. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Mahalli İdareler". www.baykan.gov.tr. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  5. ^ "Siirt Baykan Seçim Sonuçları - 31 Mart 2019 Yerel Seçimleri". www.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  6. ^ "Kaymakam Özgeçmişi". baykan.gov.tr. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  7. ^ "Six HDP co-mayors removed from duty in southeastern Turkey, eastern province mayor detained". www.duvarenglish.com. Retrieved 2020-05-16.