The Governorship of Bitlis has announced that a curfew has been declared in six villages and 11 hamlets in the district of Hizan in Turkey's eastern province of Bitlis as of 11 p.m. on December 2. It has been stated that the curfew will be in effect "until a further order is made."
On the official website of the Governorship, it has also been stated that the curfew, which has been declared on the ground of an operation to be conducted in the region, will be in force "on the condition that it will not restrict the right to education of students."
The curfew will be in effect in the following villages and hamlets:
Villages: Ekinli, Yolbilen, Sarıtaş, Erencik, Yaylacık and Çalışkanlar;
Hamlets: Deliktaş, Bilgili, Sarıbal, Yeniçay, Gedik, Akyazı, Özenli, Uzerban, Otluk, Tatrik and Harmandöven.
According to data of 2015, the population of the city is 341,225. 64% of the population live in city and 36% in rural areas.
The Ministry of Interior appointed Governor Ahmet Çınar as political trustee to Bitlis Municipality in 2016.
Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chairs Hüseyin Olan and Nevin Daşdemir Dağkıran were detained on November 24, 2016 and then were arrested on charge of “being a member of a terrorist organization, carrying out actions on behalf of a terrorist organization, aiding and abating a terrorist organization”.
Former Bayburt Governor İsmail Ustaoğlu was appointed as mayor on June 21, 2017.
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