On Diyarbakir’s main roads, Turkey’s army is in charge, with soldiers and armed vehicles standing guard. Not far away, Kurdish youths have turned boulders and burnt-out cars into makeshift checkpoints, forcing drivers to slow down or slalom around them.
The main city in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast has been under curfew for two nights. Kurds are protesting what they say is Turkey’s failure to come to the aid of Kobani, a largely Kurdish town just across the border in Syria that’s under siege by Islamic State militants.
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