Turkish PM extends condolences to family of Istanbul clashes victim
A funeral ceremony was held for Küçük in Sivas on May 24. AA PhotoPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has extended his condolences to the family of a man who was killed by crossfire in clashes between the police and anti-government protesters in Istanbul on May 22.
Erdoğan called Kemal Kurt, the father of Uğur Kurt, 30, who the police have confirmed was not involved in the protests when he was shot in the head outside a cemevi in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı district, Prime Ministry sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on May 25.
They added that Erdoğan pledged that the government would follow the case and would conduct every required procedure to illuminate the incident.
A second man, Ayhan Yılmaz, died from injuries on May 23 after being hit by a grenade explosion during violent clashes overnight May 22.
Anadolu Agency reported that Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek had called the families of both Kurt and Yılmaz on May 25, offering his condolences for their losses.