Funerals of 13 People's Protection Units (YPG) and Women's Protection Units (YPJ) members who lost their lives in Rojava (a de facto autonomous region in northern and northeastern Syria) during a conflict with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been kept waiting since July 25 near Habur Border Gate, a border crossing point between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. After 11 days, the funerals were allowed to enter the country, today.
At 11 o’clock in the morning, autopsies were performed on the dead bodies.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak deputy Ferhat Encü told bianet that the funerals were on their ways home.
HDP İstanbul deputy Hüda Kaya shared her feelings via twitter:
“Persecution is over. Great news for the families who have been waiting for 11 days near Habur Border Gate under 50 degrees.”
Şırnak deputy Ferhat Encü stated there was no permission about 11 funerals in Mürşitpınar Border Gate near Syria and they were still being kept waiting.
HDP Şırnak deputy Faysal Sarıyıldız said they expected 11 funerals to pass the border like 13 funerals of YPG/YPJ.
People who lost their lives in Rojava: Mesut Pusat, Mehmet Koç, Cahit Çapan, Veysi Cin, Cumhur Turan, Mümin Kasap, Kevin Jochım (A citizen of Germany), Ferit Öner, Ragıp Yıldız, Mehmet Bulun, Ferit Coşkun, Nuri Aydın and Fidan Yalçın. (AS/BD)
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