MESOP BREAKING : TURKISH TANKS ON THEIR WAY TO YUKSEKOVA
Ankara declares new 24-hour curfew for Kurdish town in Turkish Kurdistan
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities have declared a new 24-hour, indefinite curfew at a Kurdish town in Turkish Kurdistan where Turkey’s security forces are set to launch a large-scale operation to battle Kurdish militants.
The local governor’s office said the curfew would take effect in the Kurdish town of Yuksekova — near Turkey’s borders with Iraqi Kurdistan and Iranian Kurdistan — at 2000 GMT on Sunday. It said entering and leaving the town would also be banned. News reports say dozens of tanks have been deployed to Yuksekova. www.mesop.de