One killed in southeastern Turkey clashes
One person was shot dead Dec. 6 in clashes between protesters and the police in the southeastern province of Hakkari during demonstrations to commemorate two people killed last year.
Roşhat Özdel succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in the Yüksekova district.
Another civilian, İlker Arslan, was hospitalized after being hit by a tear gas canister.
The street unrest escalated in the afternoon as a crowd, some masked, gathered on the anniversary of the deaths of Veysel İşbilir, his nephew Mehmet Reşit İşbilir, and Bermal Tokçu. They were killed in clashes Dec. 6, 2013 during street violence that erupted after a local NGO said graves belonging to members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been vandalized.
The unrest came at a time when the government is attempting to give a boost to ongoing talks to solve the Kurdish issue.