7-8 January 2016 Daily Human Rights Report
(01/030) Curfew in Cizre…
Curfew and blockade in Cizre district of Şırnak reached its 26th day as of 8 January 2016. And the operations and attacks of the Security Forces continued.
Bişeng Goran (12) was shot to death when Special Forces opened fire against a family on 6 January 2016. The family was trying to leave their house in Cudi quarter with white flags due to the intensives bombings of the tanks.
Nidar Sümer (17) and Halis Sümer (45) were shot to death by the Special Forces on 7 January 2016 in Dağkapı quarter when they wanted to go to their neighbour’s house to take some water.
Osman Tekin (50) who was shot to death by the Special Forces on 7 January 2016 in front of his house on Yokuşlu Street in Cudi quarter died of blood loss on the grounds that the ambulance was not allowed to enter the street.
(01/031) Curfew in Silopi…
Curfew in Silopi district of Şırnak reached its 26th day as of 8 January 2016.
The body of Hasan Yağmur (42) who was missing since being brought to Yenişehir closed sports hall by the Security Forces on 2 January 2016 was found on 7 January 2016 in Karşıyaka quarter. He was shot with a single bullet and allegedly died of blood loss.
The only unidentified person who was among 4 persons killed by the Security Forces on 4 January 2016 in Karşıyaka quarter was identified as İslam Atak (20).
Aydın Mete (16) who was missing after leaving the house on 2 January 2016 was found dead on 6 January 2015 in his neighbourhood in Şehit Harun quarter. Aydın Mete’s cousin Mehmet Mete (10) was also killed on 21 December 2015.
(01/032) Curfew in Sur…
Curfew in Sur district of Diyarbakır reached its 29th day as of 8 January 2016. The person who was killed on the night of 24 December 2015 was identified as Aziz İlhan (47).
(01/033) Curfew in Dargeçit…
Fatma Kılıç who was heavily wounded when Security Forces opened fire against her house in Safa quarter on 23 December 2015 in Dargeçit district of Mardin died on 7 January 2016 in Mardin State Hospital. Necim Kılıç (67) and her daughter Sabahat Kılıç (28) were also killed during the attack. Curfew in Dargeçit was lifted on 29 December 2015.
(01/034) Nusaybin’de Öldürülen Kişiler…
Kerem Akyürek (19) ve Hasan Akyüz were shot to death on 7 January 2016 when Security Forces opened fire to Dilek Street in Fırat quarter of Nusaybin district in Mardin. Curfew was not imposed in Fırat quarter.
(01/035) Killings by Unidentified Assailants in Diyarbakır…
Bodies of 2 males were found on 7 January 2016 in Beşpınar quarter of Çınar district in Diyarbakır. According to the crime scene investigation by the Public Prosecutor, both persons were shot at head from close distance. After the forensic examination in Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, the bodies were identified as gas station operators Galip Gezginci (47) and Engin Şahinli (32).
(01/036) Person Shot in Diyarbakır…
The teacher Mevlüde Ketani who was living in an apartment close to Suriçi quarter where curfew was imposed was shot at home on 6 January 2016. She was heavily wounded and hospitalised. Eğitim-Sen (union in education sector) executive for Diyarbakır branch Emine Gül made a public statement and announced that Mevlüde Ketani was shot while taking his children in a more secure room on the grounds that the clashes intensified. Buildings close to Sur district were also targeted with bombs and bullets
(01/037) Operations throughout Turkey…
Students Collectives (Öğrenci Kolektifleri) member and university student Emre Yılmaz who was detained during the house raids conducted on 6 January 2016 in Mersin was arrested on the same day on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.
Special Forces conducted house raids on 6 January 2016 in Derik district of Mardin and detained 7 persons. The reason of the operations was not disclosed.
Anti-Terror branch reportedly detained 2 persons during house raids conducted in Menemen district of İzmir.
Hadi Taşar, Halit Taşar and Şeyhmus Taşar who were taking the body of Çetin Taşar (19) to hospital were detained in Şırnak. The detainees were the relatives of Çetin Taşar who was shot to death from an armoured vehicle on 6 January 2016.
Uğur Özenç Özyürek and Muhammet Halit Kaya who were detained in Ceylanpınar district of Şanlıurfa and brought to İstanbul were arrested on 6 January 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.
Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Nedim Oruç who was among 37 persons detained during operations in Silopi district of Şırnak was arrested on 6 January 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.
7 persons including MEYA-DER (solidarity association for people who lost their relatives in Mesopotamia) executive Hamdullah Kılıç who were detained in Patnos district of Ağrı were arrested on 7 January 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.
Security Forces conducted operations on 7 January 2016 against the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members and executives in Burdur and detained 9 persons.
KJA member Bilmez Cengiz who was detained in Mersin was arrested on 7 January 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.
DBP Assembly member Hüseyin Arasan who was detained in Siirt was also arrested on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.
(01/038) Municipality Raided in Van…
On 6 January 2016, the police raided Municipality of Erciş district in Van on the grounds that an arrest warrant was issued against the Municipality Assembly member Mehmet Sayat.
When municipality executives wanted to see the official warrant, the police rejected the demand and left the municipality after searching for Mehmet Sayat.