A former co-mayor from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) was convicted and acquitted in two separate cases that he's accused of collecting medication for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Bitlis prosecutors decided last week not to prosecute Ahmet Demir, who has been behind bars for four years. However, the co-mayor was previously convicted in a separate case on the same legal grounds and received a seven-year prison sentence.
Twenty-six years after his death and the transport of his bones from one end of the country to the next, Sabiha Altıntaş finally received the remaining bones of her son following the results of a DNA test conducted on exhumed bodies in an Istanbul cemetery. Altıntaş's son Burhan joined the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in 1992 and she never saw him again.