Protester injured in Turkey protest declared brain dead
Ethem Sarısülük, an activist who was wounded in the head during Taksim Gezi Park clashes in the capital city of Ankara, became the third person killed in protests. DAILY NEWS photo / Emrah Gürel
Ethem Sarısülük, an activist who was wounded in the head during Taksim Gezi Park clashes in the capital city of Ankara, has been declared brain-dead, the Ankara branch of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has confirmed.
A representative of the TTB said during a press meeting in Ankara yesterday that Sarısülük was dead. However, he lives connected to machines, the organizaton said today.
Two other people have so far died in the protests. Abdullah Cömert, a 22-year-old youth branch member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), was killed in Antakya on June 3 during the clashes, while 20-year-old Mehmet Ayvalıtaş was hit and killed after a car driver ignored warnings to stop for protesters in Ümraniye’s 1 Mayıs neighborhood on the night of June 2.