Today marks second anniversary of the Şenyaşar family's Vigil for Justice

Today marks the second anniversary of the Şenyaşar family Vigil for Justice.

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 injured. Relatives and supporters of AKP MP Yıldız, badly injured Celal and Adil Şenyaşar, and their father Hacı Esvet Şenyaşar, when he went to the hospital to visit their sons. He was brutally murdered, being lynched in front of his wife Emine Şenyaşar.

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit (who was injured in the attack), 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.

Today the Şenyaşar family will hold the 717th Vigil for Justice. The action started exactly 2 years ago. Ferit Şenyaşar drew attention to the 8 March International Working Women's Day and said: “A woman, a mother, has been waiting for justice in front of the Urfa Courthouse for two years. Everyone knows this injustice, everyone sees it."

Film screening

Today there will be the screening of a documentary about Emine Şenyaşar's struggle for justice. The screening will be in the Urfa Bar Association Tahir Elçi conference hall.