Governorship of Muş province in eastern Turkey had declared a curfew on August 16, at 8.30 a.m. until further notice. The curfew came to an end at 5 a.m. today.
The governorship had made a written statement about the curfew in its website:
“A curfew was declared in order to provide our citizens’ security of life and property and to rearrange an environment of trust and confidence since PKK members planted many land mines, traps and bombs into the streets and avenues.”
The Governorship of Muş stated the curfew was abolished today at 5 a.m. because land mines, traps and bombs were cleared and environment of trust and confidence was regained.
There was a tension in Varto district of Muş province since a People's Defense Forces (HPG) member lost her life. A photo of a naked woman allegedly belonging to HPG member Kevser Eltürk (Ekim Wan) was reacted to on social media.
Dicle News Agency (DİHA) announced HPG guerrillas had taken control of Varto district on August 16.
DİHA also stated that HPG guerrillas called Varto District Police Department and said “A democratic autonomy was declared in Varto and a curfew was declared for military and policemen.”
Governorship of Muş made a statement related to the photograph of the naked woman and announced they launched an investigation against the person or persons who took the photograph and then shared on social media. (BK/BD)
* Photo Credit: Yahya Sezgin / Muş / AA
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