Tag: Kurdish

Top Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci shot dead in Turkey

Posted November 29, 2015 ten:18:09 A leading Kurdish lawyer has been shot dead in south-east Turkey right after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the primarily Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, neighborhood officials say. The unknown assailants shot at Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir, and 40 other activists as they…


Drowned Kurdish toddler’s family to be admitted into Canada: reports

Posted November 28, 2015 13:54:42 Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a worldwide symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster CBC has reported. Warning: This story includes a graphic image that some readers may uncover distressing. The three-year-old died after his loved ones,…