Siege of Silvan (2015)
|Siege of Silvan|
|Part of Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present)|
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)
|Casualties and losses|
|1 gendarmerie and 2 policemen killed||10 killed|
|2 civilians killed|
In November 2015, Turkish Security Forces launched the siege of Silvan - an operation and a curfew in the city of Silvan, directed against the PKK-affiliated group YDG-H. The curfew was started on November 3 and lifted on November 14, during the time the military and police forces held anti-terror operations in the three neighborhoods of Konak, Mescit and Tekel. The Turkish military has deployed helicopters and tanks against the town, and locals have warned that its 90,000 residents are running low on food, water and electricity.
On October 2, 2015, the Turkish military raided Silvan with the support of artillery.
At least 7 people had been killed in the siege as of November 11, 2015, including 2 civilians and a police man.