Turkish gov't to pay 123,000 Liras for each bombing victim
AA PhotoThe families of the 34 Uludere victims will receive compensation of 123,000 Turkish Liras for each victim, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said today during a party meeting.
Thirty-four villagers had been killed in a Turkish military air raid along the Iraqi border on the night of Dec. 28, 2011. The assault, which utilized F-16s and unmanned aerial vehicles, was conducted near the Ortasu village of Uludere in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
The victims included village guards and students, who were making a living out of smuggling, which was very common in the area. Twenty-eight of the 34 victims were from the same family.
The cross-border air raid was launched to target the PKK following intelligence that terrorist groups had gathered in preparation for attacks on military outposts and bases at the border.