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HRF: 268 Curfews Declared in Turkey

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]ccording to the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, at least 268 curfews were declared in at least 47 districts in 11 provinces; fundamental rights of at least 1,809,000 people were violated.

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) has compiled the curfews declared since August 16, 2015.

According to TİHV’s data, between 16 August 2015 and 1 November 2017, there has been at least 268 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 47 districts of Turkey.

The statement also noted that “the curfews were implemented like this for the first time”.

The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: Diyarbakır (145 times), Mardin (45 times), Hakkari (23 times), Şırnak (13 times), Bitlis (13 times), Muş (7 times), Bingöl(7 times), Tunceli (6 times), Batman (5 times), Elazığ (2 times) and Siirt (2 times).

“At least 1,809,000 residents have been affected”

“It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 809 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundamental rights of these people such as  right to liberty and security of person; right to privacy, family, home or correspondence; freedom of assembly and association; freedom of religion; freedom of receive and impart information; right to reserve of property; right to education and especially right to life; right to health and prohibition of torture are explicitly violated.

“Yet, this data is not possible to be updated since the regions of curfews slid to the villages and flatlands in 2016, by the reason that their population census is whether not taken or not released to the public”


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