Turkish MP asks if probe launched into allegations of child's death by military car

In a parliamentary question addressing Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, TİP lawmaker Barış Atay asked if authorities have been investigating allegations that a car which ran over and killed 11-year-old child in Bitlis on Aug. 24 belongs to a corps commander.

The 11-year-old Eyüp Kırtay was killed by a car with a licensed number of 25 SH 249.

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Turkish Workers' Party (TİP) lawmaker Barış Atay has submitted a parliamentary question, asking Defense Minister Hulusi Akar if an investigation has been launched into allegations that a car which ran over and killed a 11-year-old child in the eastern province of Bitlis is the official service car of the 9th Army Corps Commander Major General Erhan Uzun.

“Did authorities launch administrative/judicial investigation with regards to the relevant allegations?” Atay asked in his parliamentary question.

On Aug. 24, the child named Eyüp Kırtay was playing in front of his house when he was hit by a car with a civilian license plate in Bitlis' Ahlat district.

İbrahim's grandfather Bahattin Kırtay, a member of the Ahlat Municipal Council from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), later said that reports suggested the car as being the official car of the 9th Army Corps Commander Uzun.

The car was said to be a part of a convoy that was in Ahlat to join the celebrations held for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Manzkiert (Malazgirt).

There has not yet been an official statement released with regards to the incident.