The Governorship of Hakkari has declared 30 areas in the city center as well as in the districts of Çukurca, Şemdinli and Yüksekova in Hakkari "Special Security Zones" on the ground that a military operation will be conducted in the region.
As per the Article no. 32/A of the Law no. 2565 on Prohibited Military Zones and Security Zones, entrance to the areas declared "Special Security Zones" without permission has been banned.
In the statement released by the Governorship of Hakkari on its official website, the duration of the ban has been specified as 14 days. The ban has been in effect as of 00.00.01 on August 7, 2018 until 23.59.59 on August 21, 2018.
In its statement, the Governorship has referred to "the activities of the separatist terrorist organization and other terrorist organizations" as a justification for the declaration of "Special Security Zones."
There are 4 towns, 122 villages and 368 hamlets in Hakkari Merkez (Center), Yüksekova, Şemdinli and Çukurca.
Population of city center is 239, 455 and of rural area is 97,126, amounting to 336,581.
87.6% of the city is mountainous, 10.3% is plateau, 21.% is lowland.
Hakkari Governor: Yakup Canbolat
Hakkari Co-Mayors: Dilek Hatipoğlu, Nurullah Çiftçi from the Democratic Regions Party.
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