Thousands march against PKK in Midyat after car bomb attack
MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoThousands marched on June 9 to protest the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Midyat district of the southeastern province of Mardin, a day after a deadly car bomb attack hit the police headquarters in the district.
Around 5,000 people holding Turkish flags marched before the funeral ceremony of five who were killed in the attack.
Protesters chanted slogans against the PKK as they marched toward the Midyat District Governor’s Office.
After the funeral ceremony, around 3,000 protesters, including Mardin Gov. Mustafa Yaman and deputies, marched toward the scene of the attack and chanted anti-PKK slogans.
The death toll in the car bomb attack rose to six on June 9 as another police officer who was heavily wounded in the attack and receiving treatment in hospital succumbed to his injuries.