Six towns cut off from the world in Kurdistan



NEWS CENTER - Internet and telephone access was cut to six towns in Northern Kurdistan (in Turkey) yesterday.

All six towns--Lice, Silvan, Cizre, Silopi, Şemdinli and Yüksekova--are towns where local people have declared self-government and defended themselves from police violence.

Telephone and Internet cuts began early in the morning in Silvan and Lice, in Diyarbakır province. Serious police and military operations were ongoing in both towns.