Police detain one more suspect of murders in Diyarbakir

One more suspect allegedly involved in post murder violence in Diyarbakir held, bringing total number of detained to 18

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Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkish police detained one more suspect on Thursday in connection with recent violent incidents in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir which left four people dead.

The latest detention brings the total number of suspects in custody to 18, Diyarbakir Chief Public Prosecutor's office said.

Clashes that erupted in the eastern province of Diyarbakir on Tuesday after the killing of a head of an association head affiliated with the conservative Kurdish Free Cause Party (Huda-Par), led to killing of three more citizens while four others were injured including journalists and a policeman.

Aytac Baran, president of Muslim NGO organisation Yeni Ihya-Der, and a member of the Huda-Par was killed in an armed attack early on Tuesday after unknown assailants attacked him near his home.

Baran was immediately taken to the hospital, but was announced dead due to heavy wounds.

Speaking to press following the incident, Baran’s lawyer Abdulgani Orhan said the police had notified Baran over a possible armed attack being planned by the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H), the youth wing of the outlawed PKK against him.

On Wednesday, Baran was buried in a grave near to his student, Yasin Boru, the 16-year-old boy who was one of the slayed by YDG-H in the southeast of Turkey in October.

The events of Oct. 6-7 took place after the HDP called its supporters to take it to the streets in support of the city of Kobane which was besieged by ISIS. The rally soon developed into attacks on the members of the conservative Huda-Par by the YDG-H.

Meanwhile, the delegation of NGOs visited the Huda-Par on Wednesday to encourage the common sense and calm tension.

A funeral for three who died after Baran was held on Thursday with the participation of deputies and members of the HDP, under the flags of the PKK.

TRTWorld and agencies