Human remains found in Hakkari gendarmerie station excavation

The remains have been sent to the Council of Forensic Medicine, who will determine whether or not they are indeed human remains.

Human remains found in Hakkari gendarmerie station excavation

World Bulletin / News Desk

A skull and bone fragments believed to belong to a human were discovered on Wednesday during excavations at a site which earlier housed a gendarmerie station.

A new governor's office is currently being built at the site and the bones were discovered while construction workers were carrying out an excavation to remove the debris of the former gendarmerie building.

A crime scene investigation team inspected the area and the remains have been sent to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK), who will determine whether or not they are indeed human remains.

An investigation was launched into the incident by the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.

Some 30 human skulls and numerous bone fragments were discovered during the course of excavations carried out in the vicinity of a former prison and former headquarters of JİTEM, a clandestine intelligence organization within the gendarmerie, in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır earlier this year. JİTEM is believed to be responsible for the disappearances of thousands of people in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish East and Southeast in the 1990s.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2012, 13:33
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