Footage of Dilek Doğan’s shooting released, added to case file
Family members and friends mourn for Dilek Dogan, a 25-year-old woman who was shot at her home during police operation and lost her life after eight days in intensive care Sunday night in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. AP PhotoPolice camera footage of an incident in which a Turkish woman was shot and killed during an operation at her family’s home has been included in the file of a case opened into special operation police officer Y.M.
Dilek Doğan was shot at her home in Sarıyer on Oct. 18 during a police raid, succumbing to her injuries on Oct. 25.
Istanbul police conducted operations on Oct. 18 at 16 addresses to purportedly apprehend alleged suicide bomber H.R.K., a member of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) in Istanbul’s Küçükarmutlu neighborhood.
One of the houses the police raided was the Doğan family’s house in Küçükarmutlu. While policemen were searching the house, special operations police Y.M. allegedly shot 26-year-old Dilek Doğan with his rifle at the entrance after she insisted that officers put on galoshes to avoid dirtying the floor.
The police officer claimed in his testimony that the woman resisted them and provoked them.
The prosecutor demanded 26.5 years for Y.M. in the indictment.
Footage from the police camera recorded the voices the moment Dilek was shot and the panic of the family. The family staged a press conference to show the film to the press.
Doğan died at a hospital in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighborhood on Oct. 25 after a week in a coma.
“[The police] jumped into our home and shot my daughter. I know the police officer’s face. They should bring my daughter’s murderer here. They’re cowards, these people. I will not be cowed, I will find the killer,” said the woman’s mother, Aysel Doğan, during her funeral ceremony.