Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar: Reclaim your will, reclaim our future

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit cast their vote in Urfa.

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit cast their vote in Urfa.

Making a short statement after voting, Emine Şenyaşar said: “Cast your votes. Let's get rid of these difficult times. With God's permission, there will be a change."

Greens and Future Left Party (Green Left Party) newly elected Urfa MP, Ferit Şenyaşar, said: “We voted for a democratic and bright future, for justice and peace. Our call to our people is to go to the polls. Let’s reclaim our will by casting our vote.”

On 14 June 2018, the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Urfa MP Ibrahim Halil Yıldız attacked the Şenyaşar family's shop in Suruç during the election campaign.

In the attack, brothers Celal, Adil, Mehmet, Fadıl and Ferit Şenyaşar were severely injured and hospitalized. Relatives and supporters of AKP MP Yıldız killed Celal and Adil Şenyaşar in hospital, and their father Hacı Esvet Şenyaşar, when he went to the hospital to see his sons. He was brutally murdered, being lynched in front of his wife, Emine Şenyaşar.

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit have been holding a Justice Vigil in front of the Courthouse of Urfa since 9 March 2021, demanding those responsible to be brought to account.