In a written statement issued on its official website, Diyarbakır Governorship has informed that Curfew has been declared in three hamlets of Kulp district of the predominantly Kurdish province of Diyarbakır in southeastern Turkey ahead of planned operations.
The curfew will be in effect as of 5 a.m. this morning (November 17) and it is not known when it will be lifted.
The curfew will apply to Meydan hamlet in Alaca village as well as Billurderesi and Şenyayla hamlets.
Yesterday (November 16), Diyarbakır Governorship had announced that operations would be carried out in 12 neighbourhoods and hamlets in Diyarbakır's Silvan district. Due to the operations, curfew was declared as of 6 a.m. yesterday. in these regions.
Operation planned in the region
In the statement issued on its official website, the Governorship has announced that operations would be carried out "in order to neutralize the members and cooperators of the Separatist Terrorist Organization that are active in the mountainous areas and the forested lands, to destroy their shelters, depots and anti-aircraft positions as well as to cease their ammunition".
The Governorship has also informed that along with the planned operations, curfew would be declared under the respective clauses of the Provincial Administration Law No. 5442 "in order to ensure the safety of the residents of these regions and the security of their property" and that the curfew will be in effect as of Friday, November 17, 2017, 5 a.m.
Kulp is one of 17 districts of Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province. It is situated north of Silvan district, is a historical center of population and is located in a first-degree earthquake zone.
Its population is 36,215,000 with a surface area of 1,601 km2.
It consists of 6 neighborhoods, 50 villages and 120 hamlets
Diyarbakır Governor: Hüseyin Aksoy
Kulp Sub-Governor: Fatih Dülgeroğlu
Co-Mayors are Metin Dinar and Sadiye Süer Baran from Democratic Regions Party (DBP)
November 1, 2015 general election results: HDP (% 87,9), AKP (% 10,5), CHP (% 0,5), MHP (% 0,3)
June 7, 2015 general election results: HDP (% 88,9), AKP (5,70), CHP (% 0,34), MHP (% 0,80)
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