BDP to commemorate Uludere with protests
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Thirty-four villagers who were allegedly smuggling oil from Iraq were killed in an air raid by Turkish jets on Dec.28, 2011, along the Turkish-Iraqi border. DHA photoThe Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) will stage a number of demonstrations on the first anniversary of the Uludere tragedy in protest of the fact that the veil of mystery has not yet been removed despite the passage of one year.
“Public conscious has been hurt since light on the Roboski [Uludere] massacre has not been shed. The BDP promises to follow the issue till those responsible for the massacre are put on trial,” a statement from the BDP’s Central Executive Board said yesterday.
BDP co-chairs Gültan Kışanak and Selahattin Demirtaş, as well as BDP lawmakers will be in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Uludere district to commemorate the death of 34 Kurdish villagers who were killed in a botched air raid on the first anniversary of the tragedy. BDP members will don black ribbons Dec. 28 while black flags will be hanged on BDP buildings, houses and shops to commemorate the tragedy.The Uludere tragedy refers to the mistaken killing of 34 civilian Kurdish villagers who were smuggling oil from Iraq in an air raid by Turkish jets on Dec. 28, 2011, along the Turkish-Iraq border.