Slain prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz remembered in Istanbul
Slain prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz has been commemorated at a ceremony held at the Istanbul Courthouse on March 29, where he was murdered in a terror attack in 2015.
The terror attacks in 2015 and 2016 aimed at harassing the society, destroy the feeling of security and bid to implant a belief that the sole solution was a military coup,” said Istanbul Chief Prosecutor İrfan Fidan at the ceremony, referring to the failed coup bid in 2016.
Kiraz father, Hakkı Kiraz said he was still in pain but felt no regret.
“This nation has not forgotten about me and you did not let me miss my son,” he told the audience, which included high judges, prosecutors and other officials.
Kiraz was killed in a hostage siege in his office at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse by two outlawed DHKP-C members. After hours of negotiations between Turkish police and the hostage-takers, Kiraz was shot in the head by his captors and later died.