June 19, 2018

Turkish PM vows to find lawyer’s killer

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed to bring to justice the killers of leading pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci.

Mr Elci was shot dead in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir during a battle between police and unidentified gunmen. Two policemen also died.
Mr Elci had been making a speech appealing for peace between security forces and Kurdish separatists when he was shot.

The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called his death a “planned assassination”.

Later, Turkish police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse hundreds of people in Istanbul who were protesting against the killing.

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