CHP leader urges government to clear up Suruç incident

CHP leader urges government to clear up Suruç incident

CHP leader urges government to clear up Suruç incident

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu urged the government to investigate and illuminate the incidents in the southern district of Suruç in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on June 14.

“We all expect the incident in Suruç to be illuminated. Every citizen’s life is important,” he said at a meeting with representatives of NGOs and neighborhood heads (muhtars) in the Sincan and Etimesgut districts of Ankara.

“In the past, there was a problem we called the Kurdish problem. Today, terror has remained in the past but other problems have come forward,” he said.

Three were killed and nine were injured in an armed clash during an election tour of a delegation from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Suruç district.

According to Doğan News Agency, the delegation, led by AKP MP İbrahim Yıldız, was visiting local shopkeepers in Suruç’s Cumhuriyet neighborhood ahead of the June 24 elections.

A group of shopkeepers initially engaged in a heated argument with the AKP delegation, which eventually turned violent. Guns and clubs were used in the ensuing clash, reports said.

Three people, including Yıldız’s brother, were killed and nine, including Yıldız’s four other brothers, were reportedly injured.

Several officials of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), a local affiliate of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), are among the casualties, local media reported.