Trustee removes monument built after Uludere incident in southeastern Turkey
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoThe trustee that was appointed to the Kayapınar Municipality in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır removed a monument that was constructed after the Uludere incident, in which 34 civilians died in an air strike in the Uludere district in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
Mustafa Kılıç, who was previously the district governor of Kayapınar before being appointed as the trustee to Kayapınar Municipality after the mayors of the district from the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) were jailed on charges of making terror propaganda, ordered the removal of the piece,, known as the “Roboski Monument.”
The removed monument, which was erected in 2013, showed a grieving woman between rockets and featured the names of the ones killed in the air strike.
The appointed trustee has yet to make a statement on the removal of the memorial.
A total of 34 civilians, who were allegedly mistaken for PKK militants smuggling goods into Turkey, were killed on Dec. 28, 2011, in air strikes carried out on the Turkish-Iraqi border near Uludere.