It has come to light that three women murdered on Monday (January 4) in Turkey’s southeastern Silopi district of Şırnak province are Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Parliament Member, Seve Demir, Free Woman Congress (KJA) member, Fatma Uyar, and Silopi People’s Assembly Co-Chair, Pakize Nayır.
The information that politician women were murdered has been shared by People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak MP, Ferhat Encü on Twitter.
Buldan: Not different than Paris massacre
According to Dicle News Agency, HDP PM, pervin Buldan said, “It is not different than Paris massacre. Three lives have been massacre. Blast it”.
Kurdish politicians Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan, and Leyla Söylemez were killed in French capital city of Paris on January 9, 2013.
Özden: They phoned us wounded
DBP Silopi District Co-Chair, Gülşen Özden speaking to Hatice Kamer with BBC Turkish in Silopi as to killings of politician women said she received a phone call around 7:35 p.m. and the voice on the other end said they were shot and called for an ambulance.
“They phoned me again in a few minutes. They hung up the phone saying ‘We are losing blood, hurry up. We all will die if you don’t come in 10 minutes’. I asked deputies to send an ambulance right away, then I phoned the number over and over but no one answered. We learned that they were opened fire on as they were trying to get to Yeşiltepe neighborhood from the other side of the river with a man. They ran wounded under the bridge. That is where they phoned us”.
İrmez: No ambulance sent by saying there is conflict
HDP Şırnak MP, Aycan İrmez, told that three politician women murdered were in the neighborhood among people and contacted her frequently to fill them in about condition of local community.
İrmez stating that they tried to contact the governor yet couldn’t receive any repond said, “The governor reportedly said that they cannot refer ambulance to the scene as there is conflict. Afterwards, we learned that four bodies were taken into Şırnak State Hospital at around 11 p.m.
“However, police blocked us 200 meters away from the hospital. Our MP friend Leyla Birlik identified the bodies of our three friends at morgue. There is a male body with them but he is yet to be identified”.
Birlik: I believe they were executed wounded
HDP Şırnak MP Leyla Birlik said she believed they died while they were wounded.
“Faces of the man and our women friends were damaged to an extent that it was hard to identify them. I believe our friends were executed wounded just like Hacı Birlik because when they sought aid on phone, Seve was reportedly injured, but there was wound in Seve’s leg as well and received a major blow in the head. I could only recognize her by her beautiful hair. We cannot express the savagery here by words”.
Ayhan: They were civilians
HDP Urfa MP, İbrahim Ayhan, reminded that politician women murdered were in the party for a long time and added, “They were civilians and well-known figures. We believe they were targeted and murdered”. (EKN/TK)