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onsdag 22 mars 2017

Kurkut murdered by the police at Newroz in Amed The young man murdered yesterday by the Turkish police in Amed has been identified as Kemal Kurkut. He had travelled to Amed from Malatya for Newroz celebrations.


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Kurkut murdered by the police at Newroz in Amed
The young man murdered yesterday by the Turkish police in Amed has been identified as Kemal Kurkut. He had travelled to Amed from Malatya for Newroz celebrations.
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The half naked young man killed by the police “on suspicion of a suicide bomber” in the Newroz celebrations in Amed has been identified as university student Kemal Kurkut. Kurkut’s body was received by his family to be buried in Malatya. The family refused the allegations that he was a suicide bomber.
The half naked young man killed by the police “on suspicion of a suicide bomber” in the Newroz celebrations in Amed has been identified as university student Kemal Kurkut, born in Adıyaman. Kurkut was a student in the İnönü University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Music. He lived in Malatya. His body was taken from the Malatya Institute of Forensic Medicine by his family to be buried.
Kurkut’s funeral will be held today in Malatya’s Batalgazi district.
FAMILY DENIED ALLEGATIONS
Dihaber contacted the Kurkut family, who denied the allegations made by the Diyarbakır Governorate that “The police intervened because there was a possibility that the man who ran into the grounds with a knife in his hand, saying ‘I have a bomb in my pack, I will kill you all’ was a suicide bomber.” The family said their son went to Amed to attend the Newroz celebrations.
HOW WAS HE SHOT?
Meanwhile, photographs of the half naked Kemal Kurkut being shot have emerged.
The photographs show that a half naked Kemal Kurkut had an argument with the police at the Newroz Park checkpoint on Evrim Alataş Avenue. Then he passed the checkpoint and started to walk towards the grounds, which was when the police shot Kemal Kurkut.
Kurkut ran some 10-15 meters, clutching his wound, then fell down behind the water cannon on the side of the road. Kurkut was hospitalized by the ambulance that arrived some 10 minutes later, and lost his life there.
The police controlled the cameras of journalists in the scene and made them format the memory cards.

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