Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party is considering the exit of lawmakers from the Turkish parliament due to growing pressure on the political party and as a sign of protest against the Turkish government’s decision to dismiss 24 mayors elected by the Peoples’ Democratic Party, reports Reuters.

The vice-presidents, mayors and local officials of the pro-Kurdish political party will meet in Ankara to discuss the situation and decide how they will respond.

“We will continue our struggle against the dismissal of our mayors. One of the questions that we will respond to is the question regarding the exit of our deputies from parliament,” the political party’s vice-president Sarukhan Oluk declared during a press conference in parliament.