Of course Turkish army is busy to fight against ISIS… Residents in a Silopi neighbourhood are taken to a sports hall… More news from the Kurdish region…

Residents in a Silopi neighbourhood are taken to a sports hall… reported in Turkish here.

HDP co-chair Demirtaş has questioned comments made by the ruling AKP gov’t asserting military operations would continue until the towns under curfew in Turkey’s southeast were fully “cleansed” of militants

Kurdish militants killed as Turkey intensifies operations in south-east

Turkish military says 25 militants have died in Şırnak province as president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to ‘annihilate’ PKK


A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) calls for the resumption of peace talks between Turkey and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) by “addressing long-standing Kurdish rights demands,” as military operations targeting PKK militants continue in Turkey’s southeast
“Those who cannot tolerate to remain silent” against incidents in Sur, Dargeçit, Nusaybin, Silopi, and Cizre gathered yesterday (December 16) upon call of Women for Peace Initiative at Galatasaray Square in Taksim.
The struggle against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey’s southeast will continue, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed on Dec. 17, amid ongoing curfews and clashes in a number of urban areas in the region
A group of former lawmakers from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have staged a sit-in at parliament, protesting against the violence and curfews imposed on the southeastern towns of Cizre and Silopi

Turkey kills PKK militants in clampdown

Turkish security forces kill 23 suspected PKK members in two days of operations in two towns in the east of the country, authorities say.
Residents in the town of Cizre in the southeastern Turkish province of Şırnak, which has been gripped by clashes between the security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), protested military operations against the PKK and the military-imposed curfew by banging pots and pans at night
Operation started yesterday (December 15) following curfew declared in Şırnak’s Silopi on December 14, HDP MP Encü said military and police use heavy weapons.

Civilians flee their homes in southeastern Şırnak amid clashes

Civilians have fled their homes in the Cizre and Silopi districts of Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province amid heavy clashes between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and military-imposed curfews

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