Clashes in Bursa leave 2 injured

Clashes in Bursa leave 2 injured

BURSA - Doğan News Agency
Clashes in Bursa leave 2 injured

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Two people were injured in conflicts between members of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and opposing groups in the northwestern province of Bursa on Oct. 30.

Tensions bred Oct. 28 in Bursa when a group of BDP members marched to the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Yıldırım District’s Office as a show of support for those in prison on hunger strikes increased Oct. 30 in the province’s Yavuzselim neighborhood.

Violent clashes saw 31-year-old İlker Kaya severely injured after being shot in the head while 20-year-old Funda Urul sustained head injuries after being stoned, according to Bursa Provincial Police Chief Ali Osman Kahya. Kaya was sent to Şevket Yılmaz Education and Research Hospital’s intensive care unit for treatment while Urul is currently receiving outpatient treatment for her wounds.

Security measures were taken in the region immediantly after clashes erupted, Kahya said. “The crowd completely dispersed. The atmosphere has settled down.”

Meanwhile, Kahya and security officers held a meeting at Yavuzselim Police Station during the evening of Oct. 30. After that, Provincial Gendarmerie Regiment Commander Col. Vedat Çolak visited the police station.

Security forces were sent to various points around the neighborhood and four military vehicles and gendarmerie commando units were stationed in the region as reinforcements.