Turkish security forces have clashed with protesters in the mainly Kurdish south east of the country. The violence comes a day after Turkish
Turkish security forces have clashed with protesters in the mainly Kurdish south east of the country.
The violence comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Kurdistan Workers Party fighters would be “annihilated.”
— Cihan Dış Haberler (@Cihan_Dishaber) December 18, 2015
Thousands gathered in Diyarbakir, the regions largest city, to protest against the Turkish crackdown in the towns Silopi and Cizre.
— curdistani (@curdistani) December 15, 2015
The demonstration comes as authorities announced that 54 Kurdish fighters have been killed in three days of urban fighting.
— Kurdistan Report (@ReportKurdistan) December 18, 2015
Turkey placed Silopi and Cizre under curfew on Monday and deployed 10,000 troops, backed by tanks to the region.
— Cahida Dêrsim (@dilkocer) December 17, 2015
A PKK ceasefire collapsed in July reviving a three decade conflict that has left 40,000 people dead.