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Thousands mourn Turkish lawyer’s death

Thousands mourn the death of a prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer, who was shot dead in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday.

Funerals also held for two policemen killed in the attack in Diyarbakır, as Turkish PM pledges to catch the killers

Thousands of people have gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down in Diyarbakır, which has been at the centre of months of violence.

In Photos: Diyarbakır Bar Association head laid to rest after murder

Diyarbakır Bar Association head Tahir Elçi was laid to rest following his Nov. 28 murder during a press conference. The Hürriyet Daily News has arranged photos from the events, including protests of the killing, reactions from Elçi’s loved ones and scenes from the funeral.
Turkish society is unfortunately unable to mourn together, the co-leader of the Kurdish problem-focused HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş has said, while also pledging loyalty to the legacy of prominent Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elçi, whom was shot dead on Nov. 28 in southeastern Diyarbakır

VIDEO: Crowd lays Diyabakır Bar head Tahir Elçi to rest

Thousands of people, including lawyers, bar heads from across the country, politicians and civilians, attend the funeral of Diyarbakır Bar Association head Tahir Elçi – Nov 28

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Turkish human rights lawyer shot dead during press conference

Tahir Elci was killed in Diyarbakir weeks after he said on television that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, was not a terrorist organisation

Tahir Elçi, the head of the bar association in southeastern Diyarbakır province, called for the end of conflicts in the region during his last speech at a press conference on Nov. 28 before he was killed in an armed attack, while two police officers nearby were also killed
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Street protest after leading lawyer Tahir Elci was killed in an armed attack, November 28, 2015.Street protest after leading lawyer Tahir Elci was killed in an armed attack, November 28, 2015. Demotix/ erhan demerits. Some rights reserved.

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