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Turkey: Pro-Kurdish demo turns violent in Diyarbakir after deadly Cizre raid02:29

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish demo turns violent in Diyarbakir after deadly Cizre raid

Turkey, Diyarbakir
February 8, 2016 at 22:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Kurdish activists clashed with police in Diyarbakir, Monday, after police attempted to disperse a demonstration against Turkey's most recent, deadly raid in Cizre, in which dozens of Turkish-Kurdish citizens were killed earlier in the day.

Security forces used water cannon and tear gas, forcing protesters to seek shelter in shops and restaurants. At least four protesters were detained by police officers.

Around 60 people have reportedly been killed in the basement of a building in the south eastern majority Kurdish town of Cizre during a military raid, which was allegedly conducted to neutralise high-profile members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkish security forces have undertaken a large-scale military operation in south-eastern Turkey, which began on December 14 and has involved the imposition of curfews on Kurdish cities, aerial bombing, and mass detention in areas of unrest. According to the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TIHV), at least 198 civilians – including 39 children – have died in combat areas under curfew since August.

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish demo turns violent in Diyarbakir after deadly Cizre raid02:29
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Pro-Kurdish activists clashed with police in Diyarbakir, Monday, after police attempted to disperse a demonstration against Turkey's most recent, deadly raid in Cizre, in which dozens of Turkish-Kurdish citizens were killed earlier in the day.

Security forces used water cannon and tear gas, forcing protesters to seek shelter in shops and restaurants. At least four protesters were detained by police officers.

Around 60 people have reportedly been killed in the basement of a building in the south eastern majority Kurdish town of Cizre during a military raid, which was allegedly conducted to neutralise high-profile members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkish security forces have undertaken a large-scale military operation in south-eastern Turkey, which began on December 14 and has involved the imposition of curfews on Kurdish cities, aerial bombing, and mass detention in areas of unrest. According to the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TIHV), at least 198 civilians – including 39 children – have died in combat areas under curfew since August.

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