Residents in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir have welcomed the end of a government-backed operation against militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The pro-Kurdish opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) claims civilians have been the main casualties.
“The end of operations means that at least we’ll be able to reopen our stores. We’ll be able to make a living,” said one local man. “Our children are miserable, at least we’ll be able to get them some bread. Of course it’s good news, it’s good for Diyarbakir, for the citizens. The end of operations is a relief.”