National anthem played on loudspeakers in southeastern Turkish province
MARDİNTurkey’s national anthem was played June 2 from the loudspeakers in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern Mardin province, where security operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is ongoing.
The national anthem, which was played early on June 2 by the security forces, was heard from all over curfew-imposed Nusaybin, according to reports.
Loud music was also played in curfew-imposed districts in previous years by security forces as a psychological tool.
The curfew in the district has been in force since March 14.
One soldier was killed and 11 security officials were wounded in a home-made bomb attack by PKK militants in Nusaybin on June 1.