More than 20 civilians died in the southeastern town of Cizre of the Şırnak province in clashes during the eight-day curfew between Sept. 4 and 12, eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead have elaborated on how the civilian deaths occurred.
Governor of Cizre stated there was no failure of public services during the curfew. Governor didn’t mention the death of civilians.
The Turkish town of Cizre has been closed off as Turkish troops carry out a counter-terrorism operation against the Kurdish militant group, the PKK.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned police forces for attacks wounding its lawmakers, while suggesting e the police forces acted as police of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Three police officers who were killed in attacks by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants over the weekend in southeastern Turkey have been laid to rest.
The U.S. Embassy has categorically denied reports by pro-gov’t media which suggested the U.S. has been purposefully disrupting the performance of U.S.-trained moderate Syrian fighters
Vía Erkan’s Field Diary http://ift.tt/1Fl1bSo