Baby hidden in bathroom saved from bullets in southeast Turkey
HAKKARİ – Doğan News AgencyA baby was miraculously saved from bullets amid clashes between the security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari after his family took him into their home’s bathroom for protection, images have revealed.
During last week’s violence in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari, a civil servant couple took their baby in a stroller and hid him in the bathroom as bullets from the clashes hit their home. The couple, meanwhile, lay in another room and waited for the clashes to cease.
Amid a halt in the clashes, the couple decided to cross with their baby to the home of their landlord, who lived in an apartment elsewhere. However, as violence broke out again 10 minutes later they saw bullets pounding the wall of the bathroom where their baby had just been hiding.
The couple shared “before” and “after” images of the bathroom and other damage inside their home after the clashes on social media.