Turkish state terror continues in Lice: 8 arrested

The Turkish state continues to terrorize the countryside of Amed's Lice district. 8 people were arrested within the scope of the ongoing oppression campaign carried out in villages under the pretext of operation.


The Turkish army launched a military operation in the countryside of Çağdaş (Cinezur), Dibek (Derxust), Arıklı (Hiseynik) and Bağlan (Mişref) neighborhoods in Lice district of Amed (Diyarbakır) on January 9.

As part of this operation, the entrances and exits of rural neighborhoods were blocked by the soldiers and some houses in the neighborhoods were raided.

Many people have been arrested during the raids since January 9. Mehmet Şah Bozkuş, who lives in Bağlan neighborhood, was arrested on allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization".

Sıddık Özkan (63), Ferzende Özkan, Ömer Yıldırım and 4 more people whose identities could not be learned and two of them from the district of Hazro, were detained in the Dibek neighborhood.

These 7 people, who were detained over anonymous witness statements, were arrested on the allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization" after being taken to the court last Friday.

Local sources said that the military operation in the region is continuing and that the military units are patrolling mostly by civilian vehicles.

Meanwhile, it is reported that on Sunday evening, soldiers were sent to the countryside of Kayacık (Hezan) district. It is further reported that there has been a military activity in the village of Yalaza (Kerwes) in the same region.