Locals ban politicians’ entry into street due to lack of infrastructure in southeastern Turkey
BİTLİS – Doğan News Agency
Locals in the southeastern province of Bitlis say they don’t want any politicians to come to their neighborhood because none of their demands were realized. DHA photoLocals in the southeastern province of Bitlis have hung a placard at the entrance of their street saying politicians cannot enter due to the lack of infrastructure.
“Because our demands have not been met in our neighborhood, we do not want any politicians here,” reads the placard at the entrance to the street. Locals complain that their roads are constantly full of mud and that they have had problems with the waste water infrastructure for many years now.
Şirin Kürem, one of the locals, complained that politicians come to the neighborhood only before the elections and that they repeatedly fail to fulfill their promises.
“We cannot walk on the roads even with boots. Even the village roads are better than ours,” Kürem added. The waste water pipes of around 50 households are not under the soil, and constitute a danger to health, Kürem added.