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Pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci shot dead in Turkey - BBC News

30.11.15

Pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci shot dead in Turkey - BBC News: Mr Elci, who was head of the Diyarbakir Bar Association, had previously been detained and received death threats after saying the separatist PKK should not be regarded as a terrorist organisation.

In July violence resumed in the conflict between the army and the PKK after a ceasefire collapsed. Dozens have been killed in violent clashes since.

"We do not want guns, clashes and operations here", Mr Elci was saying before being shot.

"The moment the statement ended, the crowd was sprayed with bullets," a local official from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, Omer Tastan, told Reuters.


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