Four Turkish soldiers were killed, five more soldiers and one police officer were wounded in a bomb attack in the southeastern rebellious town of Nusaybin near the Syrian border on Monday, Turkish Chief of the General Staff said in the statement.
On 13 November 2015, the town was placed under a curfew by the Turkish government, and Ali Atalan and Gülser Yıldırım, two elected members of the Grand National Assembly from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), began a hunger strike in protest. Tens civilians and PKK fighters were reportedly killed by security forces.
Nusaybin is served by the E90 roadway and other roads to surrounding towns.
The Nusaybin Railway Station is served by 2 trains per day. The closest airport is the Kamishly Airport 5 kilometers south from Nusaybin, located in Al Qamishli in Syria. The closest Turkish airport is the Mardin Airport, 55 kilometers northwest of Nusaybin.
The town has seen repeated clashes between the security forces and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants since a 2-1/2 year PKK ceasefire collapsed last July, triggering the worst violence in the largely Kurdish southeast since the 1990s.