The operation of the Turkish security forces, as reported by official Ankara, is aimed at representatives of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The fighting began in Diyarbakir early last week. During this time, on the streets of Diyarbakır, real barricades have grown up, which impede the advancement of armored vehicles by Turkish security forces.
According to Turkish media reports, explosives experts work in the Silvan area, as there may be other explosive devices on the roads. Ankara reports an increase in the strength of the force contingent participating in the operation against the Kurdish formations.