Curfew declared in SE Turkish district

Curfew in Sirnak's Idil district will be effective as of 11 p.m. local time

Curfew declared in SE Turkish district

World Bulletin / News Desk

A curfew has been declared on Tuesday in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak's Idil district, according to a statement by the province governorship.

The curfew in Idil and a village in the province will be effective as of Tuesday 11 p.m. local time (2100GMT).

The statement indicated that the reason of the curfew was to apprehend PKK terrorists, fill burrows dug by militants, and remove roadblocks.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign last July.

Since then, more than 260 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed, according to officials.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Şubat 2016, 14:03