9 areas in SE Turkey declared 'special security zone'

PKK resumed 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015

9 areas in SE Turkey declared 'special security zone'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nine areas located in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province have been declared "temporary special security zone" due to ongoing security and military operations against the extremist organization PKK, the province governorate said on Sunday.

According to the Sirnak governorate’s statement, the decision aims to ensure public order for the next 15 days.

The coordinates of these areas were shared on the governor's official website.

The PKK is listed as an extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU, which resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, PKK extremist attacks have martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK extremists have been killed in army operations.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ekim 2016, 09:33
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