Cizre Investigation and Monitoring Report on Developments During The Round-The-Clock Curfew Imposed on The Town Between December 14, 2015 and March 2, 2016


The December-March blanket curfew, a curfew imposed on Cizre for the fourth time in the space of a few months, lasted for 78 days and six hours and all entry to the town was completely blocked during this period. It was impossible for any rights group to send a delegation to the town to monitor the clashes and report rights violations there.

Following the partial lifting of the indefinite curfew on Cizre, the Association for Human Rights and Solidarity for the Oppressed (MAZLUMDER) established  a large delegation  composed of MAZLUMDER members from Şırnak, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Gaziantep, Bitlis, Bursa, İstanbul and Batman provinces, made examinations in Cizre for three days.