Turkey supports families of children abducted by PKK

The families of the two 15-years–old cousins, who were abducted by the PKK last week, demand their release

Turkey supports families of children abducted by PKK

World Bulletin/News Desk

The families of two 15-year-olds, who claim their children have been abducted by the PKK, have staged a sit-in protest in the southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey to seek help in securing their release.

The two abducted boys, Ozgur Cetiner, a high school student, and his cousin Berat Cetiner, who works in a barber shop, were taken in the mountains by the PKK last week, according to the families.

The families have gathered, holding their children's pictures, in front of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)’s headquarter buildings in the Sur district of southwestern Diyarbakir province for the last three days.

On Wednesday, Aysenur Islam, Turkey’s family and social policies minister, declared that the Turkish government's support to the families and on Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed his support during an AK Party parliamentary meeting.

Islam told The Anadolu Agency that the ministry and other officials have been in touch with the families.

A chief prosecutor in Diyarbakir on Thursday launched an extensive investigation to find the children as soon as possible

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Mayıs 2014, 14:17