‘Update’ on Curfew in Bitlis

While curfew was declared in 13 villages, hamlets and neighborhoods, the curfew declared in Hizan, Güroymak and Mutki has been lifted.

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Declaring curfew in 13 villages, hamlets and neighborhoods, Bitlis Governorship has announced that curfew in Hizan, Güroymak and Mutki has been lifted.

The curfew which started today (January 8, 2018) and to be in effect between 4 p.m.-7 a.m. involves following areas: Çeltikli, Aşağıbalcılar, Yukarıbalcılar, Karakuş, Kalupat, Ilıcak, Oğulcak, Başmaklı, Üçevler, Doğruyol, Dereağzı, Aşağıyuvacık, Kavakdibi villages, hamlets and neighborhoods.

The Governorship declared that the curfew which started in villages in Hizan district on January 2 was lifted as well.

The curfew which has been in effect since October 11, 2017 in Mutki and Güroymak districts ended today.

About Bitlis

According to data of 2015, the population of the city is 341,225. 64% of the population live in city and 36% in rural areas.

The Ministry of Interior appointed Governor Ahmet Çınar as political trustee to Bitlis Municipality in 2016.

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chairs Hüseyin Olan and Nevin Daşdemir Dağkıran were detained on November 24, 2016 and then were arrested on charge of “being a member of a terrorist organization, carrying out actions on behalf of a terrorist organization, aiding and abating a terrorist organization”.

Former Bayburt Governor İsmail Ustaoğlu was appointed as mayor on June 21, 2017.


Bitlis - BIA News Desk

08 January 2018, Monday