Published by bianet 2 March 2016

Diyarbakır Governorship has announced that as of 12 a.m./p.m. today, Sur district has been closed off for every entrance except for persons residing in Sur.

The Governorship in its written declaration has listed following reasons for the decision to close off the district;

“Protecting basic characteristics of the republic, not restricting the indivisible integrity of the state, its people and the rights and freedoms of others, protecting national security, preventing crimes and protecting others rights and freedoms”.

March to Sur at 4 p.m.

On the joint press conference on February 29, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chair Kamuran Yüksek, Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK) Co-Spokesperson Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit, Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-Chairs Hatip Dicle and Selma Irmak had called for a march to Sur district to protest against the curfew in Sur which had been in effect for approximately three months.

HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş had noted; “Everybody should march to Sur at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (March 2) until barricades are removed and the bans are lifted in Sur. (EKN/DG)