Three killed in clashes in Turkey’s southeast, curfew imposed

A total of three civilians were killed during two separate clashes between Turkish security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workersand’ Party (PKK) in Turkeyand’s southeastern provinces of Hakkari and Diyarbakir on Tuesday, with a curfew being imposed in three neighborhoods of Diyarbakirand’s Silvan district to fill in trenches that had been dug by the PKK members.
According to news agencies, the authorities imposed curfews in the Tekel, Mescit and Konak neighborhoods to carry out an operation to fill in trenches dug by the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) and remove the barricades they had erected. The curfew went into force at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. A 22-year-old man was killed during the clashes between security forces and the youth wing of the terrorist PKK after a curfew was declared.
It was not immediately clear when the curfew would be lifted.
Following the announcement of the curfew, sounds of gunshots and blasts echoed around the district. The Dogan news agency reported that 22-year-old Manduslandum Tayyar was killed during the clashes between security forces and YDG-H members. Due to the curfew in three neighborhoods, most shopkeepers did not open their stores and people avoided going out into the streets.
After a suicide bombing in Suruandc in ianliurfa province, killed 33 activists and injured 100 more on July 20, clashes involving the PKK have grown in number. Two police officers were executed by PKK members on July 22 in retaliation for the Turkish authoritiesand’ perceived failure to prevent the Suruandc attack. The violence and PKK-led attacks further escalated when Turkey carried out air strikes on PKK bases in neighboring northern Iraq.
In Hakkariand’s Yanduksekova district, two other people were killed during clashes between security forces and PKK members on Tuesday.
According to the Dogan news agency, the police launched an operation in Yanduksekovaand’s Cumhuriyet neighborhood to fill in trenches and remove the barricades that had been built by PKK sympathizers. A clash erupted between the YDG-H members and security forces after stones, Molotov cocktails and fireworks were thrown at the police.
andcetin Dara and Dogan Doima, who were wounded during the clashes, were taken to Yanduksekova State Hospital but later died from their wounds.


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