Turkey to apply action plan against terrorism in southeast

Turkey plans to apply master action plan to counter terrorism and rebuild areas destroyed in southeastern provinces

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A Turkish soldier is delivering cakes to children in souhteastern Sirnak province

Updated Feb 3, 2016

Turkey will apply a "master action plan" to counter terrorism and and rebuild areas destroyed in southeastern provinces once anti terror operations against PKK terrorists end successfully.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to announce the details of the plan on Friday during a scheduled visit to the southeastern Mardin Province.

According to the plan, the local people who have been victimised by PKK terror attacks will be provided with social and economic assistance.

Adopting an urban transformation project in the region and providing psycho-social rehabilitation to the local people appear to be the primary articles in the government’s action plan.

Turkey is also considering setting up permanent security branches in the region to take strict measures against any further terror attacks.

The government will also give financial help to employers and facilitate debt restructuring for tradesmen who were negatively affected by the terrorism.

Officials said that Turkey’s ministry of Family and Social Policies will meticulously work to determine and solve any problem that the people in the region have been facing.

More than 200 security officers have died in PKK terror attacks in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Turkish security forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation in mid-December of 2015 against the PKK terrorist organisation in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

The anti-terror operation aimed to fill holes dug by the terrorists, remove barricades, disarm bomb traps and clear the area of terrorists.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across Turkey's southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

At least 45 Turkish security officers have died in terror attacks since the beginning of 2016.

TRTWorld, AA