Cukurca district has long been in the news for PKK attacks, but the recent Natural Sports Festival has painted a very different picture of the district.
The district governor has launched agricultural, tourist and sports-related initiatives in an attempt to revive the area after multiple attacks by the PKK.
Navigating threats and tensions caused by the presence of the PKK in Cukurca is not an easy task, but its governor Temel Ayca has earned a lot of praise for developing the region.
A low-key AK Party candidate won the recent local election in Cukurca, a border district in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish-populated region.
Two Turkish soldiers also died during the air and land operations against PKK targets in Hakkari province.
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