*Updated at 5:14 pm (CET)
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced on Tuesday that a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighter, who allegedly killed a Turkish soldier last week, has been killed in an anti-terror operation in Mardin’s (Mêrdîn) rural areas around the Nusaybin (Nisêbîn) district.
A curfew was declared in the countryside of Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin, announced the province’s governor office early Tuesday.
The curfew became effective at 4 am local time in nine neighbourhoods and arable fields in the province’s rural areas around the Nusaybin district.
The governor’s office said that the curfew was declared in relation to an operation to be carried out against the leaders, members and the collaborators of the PKK. The operation came after a Turkish soldier died last week during clashes with the PKK fighters in Nusaybin.
The governor’s office later in the morning announced that the operation was complete and the curfew had ended.