Curfew declared in southeastern Turkish town, two others lifted
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA curfew has been declared in four neighborhoods in the Bismil district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, a move that reportedly came after outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants dug trenches and erected barricades on the streets.
The Bismil District Governor’s Office declared an indeterminate curfew starting from 12 p.m. in four neigborhoods - Ulutürk, Tekel, Dumlupınar and Fırat - on Oct. 6.
Meanwhile, the curfew in effect in Diyarbakır’s Silvan district since Oct. 2, was lifted at 17:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.
One militant was killed and two others were wounded in anti-terror operations during the curfew in Silvan, the Diyarbakır Governor’s Office said in a written statement following lifting of the curfew.
In the southeastern province of Mardin, the curfew in effect in the Nusaybin district since 19:00 p.m. on Oct. 1 was lifted at 06:00 a.m. on Oct. 6, the Mardin Governor’s Office said in a written statement.