Turkish government has imposed at least 381 curfews in the southeastern region of the country between Aug. 16, 2015 and January 1, 2020, according to the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV).
The curfews directly affected almost 1.9 million people in 11 predominantly Kurdish provinces and 51 districts, TİHV said.
Two hundred fourteen of the curfews were imposed in Diyarbakır, followed by Mardin (60), Bitlis (29), Hakkari (23), Şırnak (13), Siirt (14), Muş (7), Bingöl (7), Tunceli (6), Batman (6) and Elazığ (2).
The Turkish government, after ending peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 2015, launched a massive military operation in the southeastern region, where millions of people had to emigrate and residential areas in several cities were demolished.
Tihv verilerine göre; sokağa çıkma yasaklarının, süresiz veya gün boyu uygulanmaya başlandığı tarih olan 16.8.2015’ten 1.1.2020 tarihine kadar geçen süre içerisinde toplam 11 il ve en az 51 ilçede resmi olarak tespit edilebilen en az 381 sokağa çıkma yasağı ilanı gerçekleşmiştir. pic.twitter.com/fds2pNLIDD
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