Turkey: One more arrested for murder in Kobani protests

Diyarbakir prosecutor said police arrest one more suspect for murders of 4 people that occured during countrywide pro-Kurdish protests

Turkey: One more arrested for murder in Kobani protests

World Bulletin/News Desk

Police took 17 more suspects into custody, including three children, for the murders of four people killed during countrywide illegal demonstrations in October, on Saturday.

The murders took place on Oct. 5, during countrywide pro-Kurdistan Workers' Party protests. 

Attackers, reportedly armed with machetes and guns, killed four friends: 16-year-old Yasin Boru, 26-year-old Hakan Gokgoz, 19-year-old Huseyin Dakak, and 28-year-old Riyad Gunes in southeastern Diyarbakir province. Their bodies were mutilated by the attackers afterwards.

The chief public prosecutor's office of Diyarbakir province confirmed that one of the two detained suspects has been arrested, and said that seven more suspects are being tracked down by the police.

The October protests erupted when the Syrian border town of Kobani came under attack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, and it was alleged that the Turkish government was not doing enough to help the mostly Kurdish population there.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Aralık 2014, 10:27

Muhammed Öylek