Turkey lifts week-long curfew on Kurdish city

Ankara: Turkish authorities on Saturday lifted a week-long curfew imposed on the predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Cizrey.

Cizre was sealed off since September 4 after the Turkish army launched an operation against Kurdish militants, BBC reported.

A statement from the local authorities thanked Cizre residents for their patience during the “successful operation against the terror organisation”.

Twenty civilians have died since the curfew was imposed, eyewitnesses said, although the government has said only one civilian died and that the rest were militants.