Curfews declared in nine Kurdish villages in southeastern Turkey

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One of the neighborhoods under curfew in Nusaybin, Mardin (KomNews/Leyla Ogurlu)

The regional governor’s office has declared open ended curfews in nine villages in southeastern Mardin province early Sunday.

Security forces will locate and destroy explosive devices allegedly planted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the villages of Nusaybin, Omerli and Artuklu districts during the curfew, the official statement said.

The statement also says security forces will search some ‘suspicious citizens’ homes if they find it necessary.

Curfews and blockades have been enacted 63 times in 22 districts and in 7 provinces, Nusaybin included, since the ‘solution process’ between the PKK and the Turkish government ended in April 2015.