Diyarbakır Governorship has declared curfew in 42 villages in five districts.
The curfew was declared indefinitely as of 5 a.m. in districts of Silvan, Hazro, Kocaköy, Kulp and Lice due to an operation to be launched.
The villages that curfew was imposed on in Lice are Ortaç, Yalaza, Çavundur, Dolunay, Bağlan, Kabakaya, Kutlu, Oyuklu, Türeli, Tepe, Budak, Dallıca, Sığınak, Kıyıköy, Çıralı, Kıpçak, Zümrüt and Damar;
Kamışlı, Çukurca, Akbulak, Demirli, Bayırköy, Düzce, Temren, Güleç, Taşköprü and Barın villages in Kulp district.
Gözebaşı, Sarıerik, Çitlibahçe, Meşebağları, Kırmataş, Terdöken and Kavaklıboğaz villages in Hazro district.
Dolaplıdere, Dağcılar, Mutluca and Çaldere villages in Silvan district.
Boyunlu, Arkbaşı and Tepecik villages in Kocaköy district.
According to the Turkish Statistical İnstitute, in 2014 Diyarbakır was Turkey’s 12th most populated city, with a population of 1,635,048. The population of the city center is 834,854.
Diyarbakır’s (Amed’s) city center has about 9000 years of recorded history. The Diyarbakır Castle and Gardens was named a Global Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015. Dicle University was opened in 1978.
Diyarbakır Governor: Hüseyin Aksoy
Municipality co-chairs: Gültan Kışanak, Fırat Anlı (Democratic Regions Party).
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