Villagers are protesting against a marble quarry which is due to be built in the village of Yurtbaşı (Şêxan) in the Gürpınar district of Turkey’s eastern province of Van (Wan). However soldiers and village guards have shot at Kurdish villagers who were protesting.
Villagers spoke to the Mesopotamia Agency about the violence they faced.
They say that hundreds of soldiers have been brought to their region.
“The gendarmerie is threatening us and forcing us to migrate,” said the villagers.