Turkey declares new 24-hour curfew for mainly-Kurdish town

March 13, 2016 9:08 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish authorities have declared a new 24-hour, indefinite curfew at a mainly-Kurdish town where Turkey's security forces are set to launch a large-scale operation to battle Kurdish militants.

The local governor's office said the curfew would take effect in the town of Yuksekova — near Turkey's borders with Iraq and Iran — at 2000 GMT on Sunday. It said entering and leaving the town would also be banned. News reports say dozens of tanks have been deployed to Yuksekova.

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