Impact of violence in southeastern Turkey

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Government forces have been battling Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey for months.

Most of the Kurdish fighters are associated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, a group listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.

Turkey’s president said more than 3,000 PKK militants were killed last year in both Turkey and Northern Iraq.

CCTV America’s Natalie Carney reports from Diyarbakir on the impact the violence is having on everyday life.

Impact of violence in southeastern Turkey

Impact of violence in southeastern Turkey

Government forces have been battling Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey for months. Most of the Kurdish fighters are associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a group listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU. Turkey's president said more than 3,000 PKK militants were killed last year in both Turkey and Northern Iraq. CCTV America's Natalie Carney reports from Diyarbakir on the impact the violence is having on everyday life.