Clashes intensified in southeastern Turkey

Clashes were intensified in the southeastern district of Diyarbakır’s Sur while the curfew, which was declared in last week, has been ongoing on Wednesday.

Shopkeepers cannot open their workplaces due to the curfew, which is ongoing for days. Six out of fifteen neighborhoods, Cevatpasa, Fatihpasa, Dabanoglu, Hasırlı, Cemal Yılmaz, Savas neighborhoods and Gazi Boulevard have been banned to entrances and exits due to the curfew since 05:00 p.m. in December 2. The barricades, which were set up by Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), are being tried to remove in neighborhoods.

Gunshots and explosions were heard and smokes rose from Dabanoglu and Fatihpasa neighborhoods in the morning hours of Wednesday.

Economically, at one of the most active points in the region, Gazi Boulevard’s artisans are on the edge of bankrupt. The artisans in Kuyumcular Bazaar, Peynirciler Bazaar, Hasanpasa Inn, Bakırcılar Bazaar, Asefciler Bazaar, Gazi and Melikahmet Boulevards could not work for days.

SOURCE: CIHAN