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Electricity, Water Cut as Turkey Rebuilds Sur, But Some Residents Remain

Sur, a central district in Diyarbakir, which was destroyed in the monthslong clashes in 2015 between Turkish security forces and the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), is finally being rebuilt. But some families are refusing to leave their homes, saying a state-sponsored subsidy is too low. Power and water to the district have been cut, and the families are struggling to live without electricity and having to carry water for their needs.
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The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. Residents who remain stand under street lamps at night to discuss their situation.
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The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. Residents who remain stand under street lamps at night to discuss their situation.

The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family eats by the light of a lantern in their home.
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The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family eats by the light of a lantern in their home.

The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family reads by the light of candles inside their home.
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The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family reads by the light of candles inside their home.

The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family reads by the light of candles inside their home.
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The government has cut power and water to Sur, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as efforts are made to rebuild it. A family reads by the light of candles inside their home.

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