Yesterday was the anniversary of a massacre: the 5TH YEAR SINCE SURUÇ MASSACRE…

Güneş Aksu, who lost his elder brother Süleyman Aksu in Suruç Massacre five years ago, has spoken to bianet. Referring to the idiom “No pain, no gain” that Süleyman taught his students, she says, “After his passing, I have fully understood what it means.”

It has been 5 years since 33 people died in a bomb attack in Suruç. Murat Budak, who lost his son, has spoken to bianet: “After the explosion, Mahir Kaynak said, ‘Such acts cannot be committed without the knowledge of the state.’ What else can I say?


A court in Istanbul convicted Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, in absentia of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” and sentenced him to 2 years, 9 months and 22 days in prison. Yücel was acquitted on a separate charge of “inciting people to hatred and hostility”. Yücel was arrested and subsequently placed in pre-trial detention on February 27, 2017.

Having lodged a tender for killing 17 mountain goats in Dersim province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has cancelled the tender amid mounting reactions.

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