Six arrested after being evacuated in Diyarbakır

Six arrested after being evacuated in Diyarbakır

DİYARBAKIR - Anadolu Agency
Six arrested after being evacuated in Diyarbakır

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Six people were arrested on March 7, accused of “being a member of an armed terrorist group,” after being evacuated from their neighborhoods in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Eight people had been taken to court with demands for their arrest by a prosecutor’s office after their evacuation on March 2. Six of the suspects were arrested by the court while two were released on condition of legal control. 

The suspects were among 43 people evacuated by the security forces after their calls to the Diyarbakır Governor’s Office and the security forces.  

The 43 people, including 15 children and eight women, were evacuated from various neighborhoods in Sur over the course of 24 hours, amid ongoing clashes between the security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants. Two of those evacuated were injured, while one dead body was also taken.

Operations have been ongoing in the Cevatpaşa, Fatihpaşa, Dabanoğlu, Hasırlı, Cemal Yılmaz and Savaş neighborhoods of Sur since Nov. 28, 2015. Security forces have been aiming to capture PKK members, remove barricades, fill trenches and annihilate explosives.