Prosecutor arrives at Istanbul scene where man was shot 27 hours after clashes
The bloodstained area has been covered up by a white fabric sheet. DHA PhotoA public prosecutor assigned to investigate the death of Uğur Kurt, who died after being shot by a stray bullet during yesterday’s clashes in Istanbul, has arrived at the scene 27 hours after the incident.
Prosecutor Hasan Yılmaz went to the cemevi, an Alevi place of worship, where Kurt was shot, in order to examine the scene.
Kurt was not a protester but was attending a funeral procession when police cracked down on a group consisting of 10 to 15 people who had gathered in the neighborhood.
His body was sent for an autopsy overnight, while the bloodstained area has been covered up by a white fabric sheet.
The firearms of 20 police officers were sent for a criminal examination on May 23 as part of the investigation into the killing of Kurt. Photographs showing officers holding firearms in their hands circulated on the Internet, after which Mutlu confirmed that guns were used as police moved into the neighborhood.