Cizre has seen some of the worst of the violence between militants and security forces since fighting erupted in Turkey's southeast last July.
Hundreds have fled their homes amid violence still raging in Turkey's southeast. In another city, six people out of a group trapped in a basement for nearly two weeks are reported to have died.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds in Istanbul and Diyarbakir protesting clashes that have reportedly killed at least 110 Kurdish militants.
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), urged local residents to embrace "honorable resistance" after fierce urban fighting that state media claims has killed dozens of Kurdish militants.
After a bombing by Kurdish militants killed two police officers in southeast Turkey, the government imposed a curfew and killed six fighters in retaliatory attack.
Security forces will lift a 24-hour curfew on the predominantly Kurdish town of Cizre, in southeast Turkey, after eight days of violence that have killed at least 19 people.
Members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party attempted to reach Cizre after a police and military crackdown on the town. They were stopped in the early hours of Thursday morning.
VICE News visited the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre, where a cycle of airstrikes and renewed attacks on Turkish troops threaten a return to a 30-year struggle that claimed more than 40,000 lives.
VICE News visited Cizre, southeast Turkey, where fearful Kurdish residents accuse the state of shooting dead several children and young militants have set up armed checkpoints.