Turkey announces curfew in southeastern province

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

A curfew has been announced in 60 villages of Turkey's Diyarbakir Province, the Turkish media reported Feb. 6.

Reportedly, this is connected with the expected operations of the gendarmerie and police against members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The date of lifting the curfew has not been reported.

In January, curfew was announced in connection with operations against the PKK in Turkey's southeastern Batman and Sirnak provinces.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.


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