Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
A curfew has been declared in Batman and Sirnak provinces in the south-east of Turkey as part of local military operations in the provinces against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish media reported Jan. 8.
The local military operations against the PKK may also start in other southeastern provinces of Turkey.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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