Police station closed with farewell dinner at Turkey’s Van
VAN - Doğan News Agenc
DHA PhotoA police station in the Gevaş district of the southeastern province Van closed down on June 5, after 16 years in operation, with a farewell dinner organized by the villagers.
The decrease in terrorist activity in the district had prompted officials to pull back the security forces posted at the site. While taking joy in the lack of terrorism-related worries in the village, the villagers were still saddened by the decision, since after 16 years the station and its crew had become “family” for them.
The police station had been built at Gevaş after the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) launched an attack on the village that killed one teacher, one village guard and five others.