PKK attacks Kurdish family returning from engagement ceremony, prospective groom, father woundedSource : http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2015/09/11/pkk-attacks-kurdish-family-returning-from-engagement-ceremony-prospective-groom-father-wounded
Published September 11, 2015
Terrorist organization PKK's youth wing Patriotic Democratic Youth Movement (YDG-H) opened fire on a convoy returning from an engagement ceremony in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province.
Two people, one of whom was the prospective groom, were injured in the attack which occurred on Thursday evening.
Yüknü family was returning from their visit to Türkan family's house when the incident happened. The PKK terrorists reportedly blocked the roads through which Yüknü family's cars were passing by and the terrorists opened fire on the convoy with long barreled weapons.
A total of 20 bullets reportedly hit two cars in the convoy, which injured the prospective groom Osman Yüknü (31) and his father Bedrettin Yüknü (56) -- who shouted at the terrorists, saying "We are civilians."
The terrorists were reported to have fled the scene by the time the police teams were dispatched to the scene of the attack. The wounded father and son were taken to Siirt State Hospital.
Following the attack, the future-bride's father, İhsan Türkan, told reporters that he was shocked at the incident and although he called out to the terrorists in Kurdish, they continued to fire on the convoy.
"They [the terrorists] have also opened fire on a police car which arrived at the scene [following the incident]…There were three cars [in the wedding convoy], one was at the back, there was no barricade behind it, so it fled the scene. The two other cars were hit."
The PKK -- designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- renewed its terrorist campaign against the Turkish state in the aftermath of the July 20 suicide bombing in Suruç district that killed 33 people. But, in the meantime the organization also targets civilians in bloody attacks, as the terrorists killed another civilian on Friday morning, as they opened fire on a soup restaurant in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province. The terrorists targeted the police officers who were having their breakfast at the restaurant, but they also killed a waiter in their attack.
Two civilians killed in latest casualty of PKK’s indiscriminating attacksSource : http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2015/09/11/two-civilians-killed-in-latest-casualty-of-pkks-indiscriminating-attacks
Published September 11, 2015
Şeyhmus Sanır, 22, was killed when members of the PKK opened fire on police at a restaurant in southeastern Turkey on Friday. Sanır, a waiter who is Kurdish, added to the rising civilian death toll of the PKK, which claims to be fighting for Kurds, has inflicted upon the Kurdish community
A 22-year-old Kurdish waiter lost his life in an attack by the PKK in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on Friday. Şeyhmus Sanır is the latest casualty in the PKK terror campaign, which targets both security forces and civilians, mostly Kurds for whom the PKK claims to fight.
Sanır was working at his uncle's restaurant when PKK militants opened fire on a group of police officers eating at the restaurant Friday morning. Three police officers and two civilians were injured in the attack. The waiter and another civilian, 66-year-old Osman Saim Çetin, were hospitalized but both succumbed to their wounds.
The waiter's uncle Recep Ölmez told reporters that the young man had completed his military service one month ago and started working at his restaurant. "He was waiting on a table when [they] opened fire. Two bullets hit him in the head," he said.
Authorities said a manhunt was underway to capture the perpetrators.
The PKK, designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union, resumed lethal attacks in July in southeastern and eastern Turkey where a large Kurdish population lives following a lull stemming from the government-initiated reconciliation process to end the terrorism and improve the lives of the Kurdish community.
The PKK, depicted as rebels in Western media, has killed 6,741 people since the 1980s when it started its first attacks, according to statistics compiled by Anadolu Agency. The PKK dismisses civilian deaths as collateral damage in attacks targeting security forces though several instances of killings prove otherwise. In 1987, eight villagers were killed in Ortabağ, Şırnak in southeastern Turkey in one of the first major attacks targeting civilians when PKK militants threw grenades at a wedding party. Other civilian deaths are the result of similar attacks as the terrorist organization indiscriminately launched attacks against unarmed residents in villages who opposed their presence in the region.
Two days before Sanır's death, the PKK killed two civilians in Cizre, a town in the province of Şırnak. A civilian from a political party opposing the PKK was killed in a rocket attack and terrorists opening fire on a car taking the body to the hospital had killed another civilian.
Although the PKK had ceased aggressive activities after the government started the reconciliation process in 2013, the PKK made a violent comeback derailing the process in July.
Though it had limited its attacks to non-lethal operations and harassment of security forces in the past three years, it returned to its former days of violence by killing dozens of police officers and soldiers in three months in shootings and roadside bomb explosions.
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