Behçet Dalmaz / Hakkari, Oct 28 () – Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Hakkari MP Selma Irmak has filed a parliamentary question, with request of an answer from PM Ahmet Davutoğlu, over the interruption in 3G mobile internet connection in the southeastern province, since October 2015.
Turkey has been facing an upsurge in violence in its eastern and southeastern regions leaving scores of deaths and injuries, struck by clashes and curfews in the last months. Accordingly, daily life has interrupted in many provinces.
In the central province and districts, 3G mobile connections were blocked off, while electricity and internet connections were interrupted in the province, according to MP Irmak.
“Recently, the government has been surrounding the people residing where our party has won the elections by a wide margin, by oppressing the public. Particularly, in Yüksekova region struck by a severe police and military violence, it is meaningful that the connection of the province with the other parts of the country has been cut” slammed Irmak.
She also criticized the ban against news portals, particularly after the Suruç attack in June, marking “embargo against the people of the region.”
The HDP MP referred to raising concerns over the electoral security and transparency, in run up to Nov. 1 polls, calling on the government to take responsibility, ease the negative perceptions among the residents and prevent a potential similar concern amongst the international community.