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Curfews have been declared in 12 villages around Diyarbakır, a province in southeastern Turkey.
According to an announcement from the Diyarbakır Governorship, the curfews were declared in 11 villages in Lice district and one in Hazro district as of 2 p.m. today.
The curfews were declared as new operations are to be launched in the villages in question, the governorship added.
The villages under curfew include Lice’s Dibekköy, Çağdaş, Yolçatı, Tepe, Kabakaya, Ortaç, Yalaza, Bağlan, Çavundur, Dolunay and Oyuklu villages, and Hazro’s Çitlibahçe village.
The expected end date of the curfews has not yet been announced.
Lice is located in the northeast of Diyarbakır. Assyrian epitaphs in Lice prove that settled life dates back to 7,000 BC.
Sub-Governor of the district is Osman Uğurlu, Co-Mayors are Rezan Zuğurli and Harun Erkuş from DBP.
According to data in 2014, the population is 26,427.
November 1, 2015 general election results
HDP % 95,83, AKP % 2,98, CHP % 0.39, MHP % 0.34
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