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Commission members last week visited villages where the raid happened. DHA photo

Commission members last week visited villages where the raid happened. DHA photo

Turkish Parliament’s Human Rights Research Commission is to watch the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) footage of the Turkish Armed Forces’ air raid which killed 35 smuggling villagers on Dec. 28 in Uludere along the Iraqi border.

The head of the commission, Ayhan Sefer Üstün, was quoted by state-run TRT as saying that the Ministry of Defense would take the footage to the Turkish Parliament today.

The commission will prepare a report after watching the four-hour long footage.

“We will watch and review the footage recorded by the unmanned aerial vehicle Heron with experts from the Ministry of Defense and Aselsan, Turkey’s military research and development enterprise firm,” said Üstün. On Feb. 5 the Human Rights Committee’s Uludere sub-committee, headed by Üstün, visited the villages of Gülyazı and Ortasu on the Iraqi border where the air raid took place

February/15/2012

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