Main opposition leader meets parents of killed Gezi protesters, vows justice
HATAY - Doğan News Agency
Emel Korkmaz, the mother of a 19-year-old protester who died in Eskişehir after being beating with civilian asaillants carrying sticks, asked Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu's help for finding the perpetrators. AA photoMain opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 26 met with the families of two teenagers killed during the Gezi Park protests in the southern province of Hatay.
Kılıçdaroğlu first met with the parents of Abdullah Cömert who was killed after being hit by a tear gas canister during protests in Antakya. The head of the Republican People's Party (CHP) assured Cömert's family that his party was closely following the legal case and ensure that justice would be brought.
Kılıçdaroğlu also met with the parents of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, who died after being beaten by stick-wielding civilians in Eskişehir.
Korkmaz's mother asked the CHP head to make sure his assailants were found and sentenced. "Please don't let my son's [killer go free]. Soothe our pain," Emel Korkmaz said.
The families of five deceased protesters, four killed during anti-government Gezi Park demonstrations and the other in a protest against the construction of a military outpost in Lice, had met at Parliament on July 26 to demand justice.