Curfew announced in Yuksekova, Hakkari Province of Turkey

Hakkari governor announces curfew in Yuksekova, Hakkari province of southeast Turkey amid increasing terror attacks by PKK terrorists

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Turkish security forces carry out operations to capture PKK terrorists in Yuksekova, Hakkari province, Turkey

Updated Sep 11, 2015

The governor of Turkey's southeastern Hakkari Province announced late on Thursday that a curfew will be imposed in the Yuksekova District of the province as escalating terror attacks by the PKK terrorists endanger the lives of civilians and Turkish security forces.  


"Due to increasing terror attacks in our city's [Hakkari] Yuksekova district, we are imposing a curfew starting from 23:30 [local time] on September 10, 2015, in order to protect our people's lives and property and reestablish the disrupted peace and security in our region," Hakkari’s governor said in a statement.


The statement also wrote that  people will be prevented from entering or leaving the town until further notice, while security forces carry out an operation to capture the PKK terrorists within the region.


The Turkish General Staff announced on September 7 that 16 Turkish soldiers, stationed within Daglica battalion in Yuksekova, were killed and six others were wounded in a terror attack carried out PKK terrorists.


The attack was described as one of the deadliest since the ceasefire between the Turkish state and outlawed PKK was ended by the PKK's umbrella organisation the KCK on July 11.


Similarly, increasing terror attacks by PKK terrorists led the Sirnak Governor's Office on 5 September to announce a curfew in the district of Cizre, also in the southeast.


The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO and has so far killed at least 23 civilians and a total of 114 Turkish security officials in its most recent wave of attacks.





TRTWorld and agencies