The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Masrour Barzani mourns the killing of Tahir Elci, the President of the Diyarbekir Bar Association and a prominent Kurdish rights advocate in Turkey.
In a tweet on his personal account on Twitter, Masrour Barzani sent condolences to Elci’s family, who was killed on Saturday after speaking on a press conference in a shootout between policemen and unknown armed men loyal to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Tahir Elci,” he tweeted. Two policemen were also killed in the shooting. Investigation is going on while the Turkish government officials and Kurdish officials from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) exchange accusations on being behind the attacks.