Curfew was declared in 23 villages and their hamlets in Lice, Hazro and Kocaköy districts of the southeastern province Diyarbakır as of 06.00 a.m. today (January 14) on the ground of military operations.
The end time of the curfew has not been stated.
According to the announcement of the Governorship of Diyarbakır Provincial Gendarmerie Command, curfew has been declared in the following places:
The villages of Serince, Kayacık, Uçarı, Ziyaret, Esenler, Ortaç, Yalaza, Çavundur, Dolunay, Bağlan, Kabakaya, Kutlu and Oyuklu and their hamlets in Lice district,
Boyunlu village and its hamlets in Kocaköy district,
Gözebaşı, Sarıerik, Meşebağları, Kavaklıboğaz, Kırmataş, Terdöken, Çitlibahçe, Dadaş and Ormankaya villages and their hamlets in Hazro.
According to the data announced by Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) on January 3, 2019, Diyarbakır is the province, where curfew in its current form was declared for the most times.
204 curfews have been declared in Diyarbakır since August 16, 2015.
According to the Turkish Statistical İnstitute, in 2014 Diyarbakır was Turkey’s 12th most populated city, with a population of 1,635,048. The population of the city center is 834,854.
Diyarbakır’s (Amed’s) city center has about 9000 years of recorded history. The Diyarbakır Castle and Gardens was named a Global Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015. Dicle University was opened in 1978.
Diyarbakır Governor: Hüseyin Aksoy
Municipality co-chairs: Gültan Kışanak, Furat Anlı (Democratic Regions Party).
(The elected Municipality Co-Chairs of Diyarbakır were arrested and the former District Governor of Etimesgut, Cumali Atilla, who has been appointed as a trustee to the municipality, took office on November 2, 2016)