Turkish army seizes private property, uses as military headquarters in Silopi

SIRNAK (ANF) – During the 37 days of curfew and onslaught in Şırnak’s Silopi district, which was partially lifted on January 21, Turkish forces deployed in the town turned government offices, places of worship and party offices into military headquarters.

The buildings used by Turkish military and police forces were greatly damaged and became centers of heavy attacks against the people. While even mosques became unusable, Turkish forces also formed emplacements in some buildings overlooking the town from which they evacuated locals by use of force. Sandbags were placed on windows of these buildings which were remarkably devastated.

The buildings occupied and devastated by Turkish forces include DBP Silopi office, municipality, Hotel Özenler, 23 Nisan Elementary School, Sevgi Primary School, Imam Hatip High School, Senan İdin Primary School, Dicle Primary School, TOKİ lodging buildings, Girls’ Technical and Vocational High School and Habur İmama Hatip High School.