A car bomb hit police headquarters in Cizre on Cizre-Şırnak highway. 11 police officers are killed in attack and there are more than 70 injured.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a statement released yesterday, stated that the Turkish government is blocking access for independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians across southeast Turkey.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein made a call to Turkish government for allowing independent investigation on the grave human rights violations happened in the regions under curfew. Hussein stated that “the most worrisome” reports are the ones claiming that 100 people were burned to death in the basements in Cizre.
According to HDP's report, in the southeastern region of Turkey, 460 civilians (84 children, 79 women) were killed since July. It is also reported that 180 civilians were killed in Cizre, Sur and Silop, which are currently under curfew.
HDP Şırnak MP Faysal Sarıyıldız claimed that tens of people who were trapped in a building in Cizre were killed. On the other hand, security forces and the governorship claimed that there was an operation.
Cizre is still under curfew and police forces fired on the people who wanted to take care of the injured people in Cudi neighborhood. 10 people were injured, including Refik Tekin, working as a cameraman for İMC TV.
After the teachers left Cizre and Silopi by the order of Directorate of Education, Governorship of Şırnak declared that a curfew will start tonight at 23.00 and it won’t be lifted until further notice.
HDP’s co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş held a press conference at HDP Diyarbakır building. Speaking before heading to Cizre with HDP Committee, Demirtaş evaluated the attacks that have been going on for two days. Pointing out that the attackers are “paid and official mobs”, he said that they will pay the price before justice.