Interview with the militants of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front in Turkey who took Mehmet Selim Kiraz, prosecutor of the Berkin Elvan shooting case, hostage. Elvan died almost a year after being hit in the head with a tear gas canister. No one has been arrested for the murder, although it is known to have been committed by a policeman, and the rumour is that his badge number is widely known. Uprisings in Turkey have been ongoing over the past several years, but have come to a head in the last 24 hours.
This interview was conducted just three to four hours before the hostage-takers were shot by Turkish police. It is their last interview. The police also managed to shoot and kill the prosecutor.
On March 31st, 2015 at around 12 o’clock, two militants of DHKC (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front) raided the Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul and took hostage Mehmet Selim Kiraz, a public prosecutor of Berkin Elvan file. Berkin Elvan, who was shot by still unknown policemen during the June Uprising of 2013, had been murdered after staying in coma for almost one year. None of his murderes were revelead so far, however, despite all the attempts and demands from the family and popular democratic organizations.
Below there is an interview conducted by Ahmet Şık, a journalist for Cumhuriyet newspaper with the militants at around 16 o’clock, 3-4 hours ago before they were summarily executed by the SWAT teams. A twitter hashtag #BizDeSiziSeviyoruz (We love you too) became a Trending Topic in Twitter after the last Twitter post of the militants saying “Our people, we love you”.
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