The Governorship of Diyarbakır has released a statement on its official website and announced that a curfew has been declared in two villages and five hamlets in the district of Lice in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır due to an operation to be launched in the region.
The curfew, which has been declared by referring to the Law no. 5442 on Provincial Administration, has been in effect as of 6 a.m. on December 23 in the the villages of Birlik and Şenlik; and hamlets of Miaran Komu, Kılaraş Komu, Şakan, Ayaz and Akçapınar.
The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) Documentation Center has determined that curfew was declared for at least 332 times in 11 provinces and at least 50 districts from August 16, 2015 to October 1, 2018.
According to the report, at least 1 million 809 thousand people have been affected due to these curfews. The last curfew declared in the province has become the 196th curfew.
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)