Turkish state prevents families from performing burying rituals
The washing of two HPG guerrillas who fell martyr following clashes in the Adıyaman countryside last week was prevented by soldiers of the Turkish state. Only 5 people were allowed to attend the burial ceremony.
Three guerrillas fell martyrs following clashes and air strikes on 7 May in the area of Koru (Korê), in the countryside of Adıyaman.
Zeynel Alakuş and Gafari Yorulmaz were finally buried. The families took the bodies from the Malatya Forensic Medicine Institute on Wednesday. The municipality refused to give them a funeral coach.
The bodies of the guerrillas were moved to Adıyaman in cars provided by a private company in Amed (Diyarbakır).
Turkish soldiers prevented both bodies from being washed before the burial.
Only five people were allowed to attend the burial ceremony. Alakuş was buried in the village of Dandırmaz (Tolmez), while Yorulmaz was buried in the village of Çamyurdu (Gomik).