MP questions role of Turkish state in murder of Kurdish activists in Paris


Feleknas Uca, a deputy for pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) submitted a parliamentary question to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay asking Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT)’s role in the murder of three female Kurdish activists in 2013, Mezopotamya news agency reported on Thursday.

Three women, including Sakine Cansız, a co-founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), were shot dead in a Kurdish information centre in Paris on Jan. 9, 2013.

Ömer Güney, the only suspect, died in December 2016 due to a brain tumour and France dropped all proceedings over the 2013 murders the following month, despite protests demanding the continuation of inquiries.

“French judicial authorities, pointing out to the links between MIT and Güney, asked the Turkish authorities about his three visits to Turkey just before the killing and his connection to MIT. But, their questions remained unanswered,” Uca said.

“It is not possible to close the case without finding the principal perpetrators,” Antoine Comte, the lawyer of the families of the slain Kurdish activists, said in an interview with Mezopotamya.



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