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Turkey: Rebuilding Sur, historic district in Diyarbakir

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Damaged houses and a mosque in the historic district of Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey
Damaged houses and a mosque in the historic district of Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey AFP/Ilyas Akengin
By: Dorian Jones
5 min

In Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast, the country's security forces have been fighting the PKK Kurdish separatist group for months. The fighting has caused massive destruction to the region's towns and cities. This is the case in Sur, a neighbourhood in the region's main city Diyarbakir. But the situation is complicated for Diyarbakir government to redevelop the region.