Militants check IDs in southeastern Turkey, police intervene
MARDİN – Doğan News AgencyA group of militants were stopping people driving in their cars and checking their IDs in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin on Dec. 4.
After arriving to the scene, the police dispersed the group using tear gas and water cannons.
The group, reportedly sympathizers of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), had built road barricades on a street using garbage containers and stones to prevent the intervention.
The masked group responded to the police by throwing stones. “Revenge Team” was written on some of the group members' t-shirts.
The minor event comes at a time when the government is attempting to give a boost to the ongoing talks to solve the Kurdish issue.