1-2 May 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

1-2 May 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(05/001) House Raid in Van…

The police raided a house on 1 May 2016 in Hacıbekir quarter of Van and killed 1 person. 5 persons were also detained during the raid. According to the news appeared in the press, the killed person allegedly was PKK militant Mahmut Çar.

(05/002) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

3 gendarmerie soldier were killed and 14 soldiers were wounded when Security Forces were organised a bomb attack on 1 May 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin where curfew was imposed.

1 gendarmerie soldier who was wounded during an armed clash on 1 May 2016 in Şırnak died on the same day in the hospital.

Gendarmerie Battalion in Dicle district of Diyarbakır was attacked on 1 May 2016 with a bomb vehicle. 1 soldier was killed, 20 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded during the attack.

A police vehicle was attacked on 1 May 2016 on Hani-Diyarbakır road. 3 police officers and 1 judge were wounded during the attack.

YPS members İlyas Türkan (Rüstem Mawa) and Yunus Dilmaç (Dilgeş Batman) were reportedly killed during the armed clashed on 24 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

(05/003) Suicide Bomb Attack in Gaziantep…

A suicide bomb attack was organised on 1 May 2016 against the Security Directorate in Gaziantep. 2 police officers were killed and 22 persons including 18 police officers were wounded during the attack. The attack was allegedly organised by IS/ISIS member İsmail Güneş. Family members of the alleged attacker were reportedly detained.

(05/004) Rocket Launched from Syria to Kilis…

İsmail Ufak (25) who was wounded when IS/ISIS launched a rocket from Syria to city centre of Kilis province on 24 April 2016 died on 2 May 2016 in the hospital.

IS/ISIS launched 5 more rockets from Syria to city centre of Kilis province on 1 May 2016 and 8 persons were wounded during the attacks.

(05/005) 1 May Celebrations…

1 May celebrations were not allowed in several provinces on the grounds of security reasons. Governorate of İstanbul allowed celebrations on Bakırköy Market Place and the police prevented all the persons who wanted to stage demonstrations on Taksim Square.

Taksim Square and all the roads opening to the Suqare were closed. Public transportation was also suspended. The police intervened the groups gathered to enter the Taksim Square and detained 231 persons.

Nail Mavuş (57) was killed by a anti-riot water cannon vehicle on Tarlabaşı Boulevard when hit crossing the street.

(05/006) Detentions and Arrests…

Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Mehmet Hakkı Yılmaz who disappeared after reporting the suicide bomb attack on 1 May 2016 in Gaziantep was reportedly in police custody in Gaziantep Anti-Terror branch.

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chair for Bulank district of Muş province Zeynep Topçu who was detained during a house raid conducted in İstanbul was arrested on 1 May 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

17 persons who were detained in Ceylanpınar district of Şanlıurfa, Turgut Oğuz and Selahattin Ergül who were detained in Derik district of Mardin were arrested on 1 May 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.