World Bulletin / News Desk
Fragments of bones and skulls uncovered during excavations in a large trash dump in the Mutki district of Bitlis province have been found to belong to members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Cihan news agency said.
The bones and skulls were found to belong to 17 PKK members who were killed in four separate armed clashes in 1999. The fragments were buried under the supervision of prosecutors, municipal officials and doctors, the agency said.
Six documents were prepared regarding the burials.
Three documents regarded the permission to bury the fragments and three were official reports recording the burials. One half of the documents were drawn up by the Mutki Municipality, while the other half was prepared by the Mutki Public Prosecutor's Office. The documents bear the signatures of a chief public prosecutor, an official of the court, two doctors who were assigned as experts, two witnesses and Mutki Mayor Sait Birlik.
Inspections of the site, located near a gendarmerie command post, began on Jan. 6.
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