'Advanced Islamist Dictatorship' Turkey - Bar Association head of Turkey's Diyarbakır murdered execution style by 'unknown' terrorist. (HD).
Tahir Elçi, the head of the Bar Association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır, was killed in a gun attack following a press meeting, as one policeman was also killed in a clash.
Interor Minister Efkan Ala said in a press meeting that attackers shot at security forces from a car after the press meeting, killing one policeman.
One policeman was heavily wounded in the attack, as Elçi, who was at the scene, was killed during the clash, Ala said.
Four inspectors were appointed to enlighten the incident, Ala said.
Curfew was imposed in the Diyarbakır town of Sur, where the attack took place.
"This incident shows how righteous Turkey is in its determination in struggle against terrorism," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a speech in Balıkesir, vowing to continue the struggle until the end.
The Diyarbakır Bar said in a tweet that it was an assassination.
Elçi and accompanying lawyers made a press meeting on the damage of the earlier clashes in Sur before the gun shots were heard.
Doğan News Agency quoted eye witnesses a saying that one bearded man fired at Elçi, but it is still uncertain whether the bar chief was targeted. Read the full story here. More here.
#Turkey: The preliminary reports suggest Tahir Elçi shot at close range from the head with a single bullet— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) November 28, 2015
#TahirElçi's words at the press conference this morning: "We do not want guns, clashes, operations here." https://t.co/IVj52Maqzw— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) November 28, 2015