Azat Bağa, a 15-year-old shepherd who was injured by soldiers' gunfire said that the soldiers saw they shot him, but walked away. The soldiers were shooting at nearby smugglers on horseback, Bağa said.
A recent report revealed that some 30 percent of rights violations against queers in southern Turkey in 2019. The same report by non-governmental organization Mersin LGBTI 7 Color Association revealed a total of 132 queer rights' violations.
A 15-year-old shepherd was injured by soldiers' gunfire in the early hours of the morning on July 17, Mesopotamia Agency reported. The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital and is reportedly receiving intensive care.
Though some of the correspondences are superficial, the coincidence of the protests in the U.S. erupting just as people here are commemorating Gezi has lead to some soul searching about the similarities and differences in state violence and racism in both countries.