HDP Says 90 People Killed During Turkey-Imposed Curfew In Yuksekova
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said 90 people were killed during the curfew imposed in Yuksekova (Gever) in the southeast of Turkey.
The HDP released a report regarding the destruction of Gever on Monday (December 19) saying 6,770 houses have been destroyed in the city during the curfew that started in August 2015 and lasted 78 days.
“The Turkish government has so far announced curfews in nine cities and 35 towns,” the report said. “Sieges still continue in Cizre, Silopi, Gever, Sirnak, Nusaybin, Sur, and Idil.”
“Due to the attacks carried out by the Turkish army and security forces, 6,770 houses have been demolished,” the report added.
Curfews across Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish districts have been on and off for the last few months as violence continues due to clashes between security forces and fighters affiliated with the PKK.
Clashes between security forces and Kurdish fighters have displaced residents fleeing violence and have damaged scores of buildings.
Hundreds have been killed in the renewed conflict between Turkish security forces and the PKK after a ceasefire collapsed following a suicide bombing that targeted a meeting of youth activists in the town of Suruc on Turkey’s border with Syria.