While Turkish leaders were busy criticising racism in the US, #BarışÇakar was allegedly “stabbed to death ‘for listening to Kurdish music’ in Turkey’s capital…

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly for listening to Kurdish music in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Barış Çakan, who was from the eastern province of Ağrı, was attacked by three people late on May 20 in the Etimesgut district and was stabbed in his heart while he was sitting at a park.

The attackers were detained after the incident.

Speaking about the killing, Çakan’s cousin Doğan Çakan told Mesopotamia News Agency that this is not the first time that they were attacked for listening to Kurdish music, adding that the murder may be racially motivated.

However, he later told Evrensel daily that it’s not related to Kurdish music, while also noting that he was not present at the scene of the murder.

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