Top pro-Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey’s southeast: Hospital

Kurdish Lawyer

DIYARBAKIR: A top pro-Kurdish lawyer was shot dead Saturday while caught in the crossfire during an armed clash involving the police in Turkey’s restive southeast, hospital sources said.


Tahir Elci, head of the bar in southeastern Diyarbakir province and a campaigner for Kurdish rights, died of gunshot wounds to the head, the hospital sources and witnesses told AFP.