The daily attacks by the Turkish government against the Kurdish southeast are just growing more aggressive with time, and the latest reports have Turkey imposing a military curfew on another Kurdish town, Silopi, near the Iraq border.
Military curfews are 24-7 curfews which forbid anyone from being on the street at any time for any reason, and tend to see military and police snipers killing a large number of “terrorists” for being out of doors. Such curfews can last for weeks, making humanitarian supplies scarce.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu insisted there was “no turning back” in the war against the Kurdish “terrorists,” insisting that the government had been right to abandon the peace process and right to launch its “anti-terror operation,” and that the public supported both decisions.
Turkish warplanes also attacked Iraq again today, hitting a number of targets across far northern Iraq. Though there is no official death toll from today’s attacks yet, Turkish officials say at least 15 “PKK terrorists” were slain on Monday.
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