Let them into the EU! From KurdishMedia.com, with thanks to Kemaste:
London (Kurdish.Media.com) 27 November 2004: Turkish police killed a 12-year-old Kurdish boy and his father in “execution style” in front of their house in Kiziltepe last Saturday, says the Human Rights Association of Turkey (HRA).
The police, it appears, then planted weapons on their bodies to portray the father and son as “terrorists who were killed in an armed clash with security forces” – a Turkish clichÃ©.
Ugur Kaymaz, 12, and his father Ahmet Kaymaz, 30, both were civilians, concluded Turkey’s leading human rights watchdog in a report released after a fact-finding mission to Kiziltepe (Qosere in Kurdish).
“There is little likelihood that [the father and son] used weapons, the incident may be an execution and security forces killed them either mistakenly or intentionally.”
The official autopsy report, seen by the delegation, found 13 bullets in little boy’s body and eight in his father’s. All but four had been fired from a distance less than half a meter. All came from the same side, leaving out any possibility of a “shoot-out.”
People never believed the official line about the November 20 killing of the fifth-grade elementary school student and his 30-year-old father, a truck driver. It caused uproar in Kiziltepe, and led to mass protests.
On Thursday, thousands of Kurds took to street to condemn what they called “child-killers,” and Mardin Governor Temel KoÃ§aklar, who, in a usual official statement tried to cover up the murder.
Said Cemal Veske, head of the Democratic People’s Party in Mardin: “This is an outright execution. How can a 12-year-old child be terrorist?”
Mardin Governor Temel KoÃ§aklar released two statements through the official Turkish news agency, Anatolia, the next day. They were inconsistent, which was underlined by the Birgun newspaper.
In the first statement on Sunday, the Turkish governor said that “terrorists” attacked the Kiziltepe gendarmerie headquarters, and soldiers responded by killing two “terrorists” and wounded one.
A short while later, he issued a second statement, saying the incident had taken place that in a house “belonged to a man who had earlier been convicted for membership” to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK (now known as Kongra-Gel).