Curfew declared in Turkey’s Kurdish district
Turkish authorities declared a curfew in the Cizre district in Sirnak province as of 8 p.m. on Friday over increasing violent incidents in the district.

A statement released by the Sirnak Governor's Office late on Friday said a curfew was declared in Cizre to ensure security in the wake of increasing violent incidents in the district and to capture members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who were involved in violent acts, Zaman daily reported.

The statement said the curfew would be in place as of 8 p.m. on Friday until a further notice.

After a suicide bombing in Suruc in Sanliurfa province killed 33 activists and injured 100 more on July 20, clashes involving the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have grown in number. Two police officers were killed by PKK members on July 22 in retaliation for Turkish authorities' perceived failure to prevent the Suruc attack. The violence and PKK-led attacks further escalated when Turkey carried out air strikes on PKK bases in neighboring Iraq.

News Code: 11288  |  Date: 2015/09/05  |  Time: 14 : 34

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