Curfew declared in Diyarbakır’s countryside
The governor’s office of Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has declared a curfew in eight villages and arable lands due to security operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants.
The curfew in the countryside of the Kulp district, which started at 11 a.m. on July 25 until further notice, aimed at “providing safety of life and property of the people and protecting the civilians from any harm,” the governor’s office said in its statement.
The operation has been conducted to “neutralize” the PKK militants in the area, which are believed to involve high-ranking ones, and to demolish the shelters, depots and anti-aircraft positions used by the militants, it added.
The curfew area included the Yaylak village and the arable lands of Şeyhsalih, Nedrehuş, Mezrasor, Simetok, Dalideri, Akçana and Derik.
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