Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ramadan Death Count: Turkey: 14/06/18

(Suruc) Four people are dead and eight wounded in southern Turkey, after election campaigning descended into violence. 

The clash broke out in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc, when an MP from the ruling AKP, Ibrahim Halil Yildiz, was touring some shops. Currently  there are two different stories doing the rounds:
Kurdish militant shopkeepers attacked the MP's entourage, and says his brother is among the dead. It says supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were involved in the bloodshed.
The politician's bodyguards opened fire when he received a hostile reception.

Ramadan death toll stands at 1871