Turkey - HDP deputies: Civilians murdered and detainees tortured in Silopi. (ANF).2 women paramedics attacked by police in Kurdish town of #Silopi http://t.co/Gp6MkMoBb5 pic.twitter.com/GVVHlpdF6t— JINHA Women's News (@JinhaWomensNews) August 8, 2015
HDP deputies Meral Danış Beştaş, Feleknas Uca, Edip Berk, DTK Health Council members Dr. Ramazan Bülbül, Dr. İbrahim Halil Mert and SES Amed Branch Co-chair Selma Atabey have returned to Amed following inspections in Silopi district of Şırnak where police executed and terrorized people yesterday.
'THOSE MURDERED ARE CIVILIANS'
Speaking at a press beriefing at DTK office in Amed, HDP deputy Meral Danış Beştaş said hundreds of masked policemen opened random fire around and snipers were positioned on high buildings in Silopi.
Beştaş pointed out that the three people murdered by police were all civilians, one of them a health worker and one other a firefighter.
HDP deputy stated that it was wounded policemen that were rushed to hospital first, upon which police forces blockaded the hospital and denied access to wounded civilians.
Beştaş said police also threatened to kill the doctors in the hospital and detained the civilians who carried the injured people to the hospital. She added that the detainees were tortured while under custody, and this was documented by lawyers.
'POLICE AIM A MASS KILLING'
''It is completely by chance that hundreds of people didn't die in that environment in Silopi. Police aim a mass killing of civilians'', Beştaş added. Hmmmm.....'Neo Ottomans' are again attempting Genocide and the world is again silent.
If these pics really are from #silopi, this wasn't an operation but an attempted massacre. https://t.co/RdvfXNqdVb— Capulcu Tonella (@diehimbeertonis) August 7, 2015
Bunlar da silopi de bir başka caddesin de çekilen bir fotoğraf. #silopidekatliamvar pic.twitter.com/qCDpi2iSOb— Welat News (@welat_news) August 7, 2015
Turkish police raided homes of Kurds in #Silopî, opened fire on protesters. 2 dead, many injured. Homes set on fire. pic.twitter.com/FJjdTSoOV7— Xende Biradostî (@Wekhevixwaz) August 7, 2015