Turkish opposition submits motion on death of young Kurdish man killed by police  

In a parliamentary question addressing Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, the opposition DEVA Party has asked if an investigation was launched into the police officer who shot and killed a young Kurdish man in the Diyarbakır province on Sept 1.

Adem Kara was killed by police fire on Sept 1 in Diyarbakır.

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DEVA Party co-chair Mustafa Yeneroğlu has submitted a parliamentary question with regards to the death of the 21-year-old Adem Kara, who was killed by police fire in the Kurdish-majority province of Mardin’s Midyat district on Sept. 1.

Yeneroğlu asked Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu if an investigation was launched into the police officer in question with regard to Kara’s death.

The young man was shot and killed on the grounds that he had disobeyed the police’s “stop” warning.

Shortly after his death, the Mardin Governor’s Office issued a statement saying that Kara had attempted to run away from the police and that he had not stopped despite a “warning shot” into the air.

The governor’s office further said that one of the police officers then “stumbled on the paving stone as a result of which his gun went off” by mistake and killed Kara.

After the young man’s death, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar released a statement saying that this murder is a result of the judicial impunity granted to security forces.

“These (incidents) have a direct connection to arbitrary management, military mentality, and understanding of security towards Kurdish problem. Security forces that commit such actions believe that they will get away with impunity,” Sancar said.