Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 October 2018

 

01.10.2018

According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 October 2018, there has been at least 332 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 50 districts of Turkey.

The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR (190 times), MARDİN (53 times), HAKKÂRİ (23 times), ŞIRNAK (13 times), BİTLİS (18 times), MUŞ (7 times), BİNGÖL (7 times), TUNCELİ (6 times), BATMAN (6 times), ELAZIĞ (2 times) and SİİRT (7 times).

In addition to these, between 16 August 2015 and 1 October 2018,  there has been at least 21 curfews declarad in various villages and flatlands of Şemdinli district of Hakkâri, and Hizan, Güroymak, Mutki, Tatvan and Central districts of Bitlis with limitations on time (implemented only in between the designated hours). These curfews, which are declared within limitations, are not included in abovementioned data. However they will be monitored by our Documentation Center.

It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 809 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundamental rights of these people such as  right to liberty and security of person; right to privacy, family, home or correspondence; freedom of assembly and association; freedom of religion; freedom of receive and impart information; right to reserve of property; right to education and especially right to life; right to health and prohibition of torture are explicitly violated. Yet, this data is not possible to be updated since the regions of curfews slid to the villages and flatlands in 2016, by the reason that their population census is whether not taken or not released to the public.

 

 

 

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