Cizre victim Aslan’s body identified after 40 months

The body of Hazal Aslan, who was burned alive in the Cizre basements, was identified after 40 months and delivered to her parents.

The bodies of people who lost their lives during the 79 days of curfew declared in Cizre, Sirnak on December 14, 2015 are still kept in nameless cemeteries.

The body of YPS member Hazal Aslan, who was killed on February 16, 2016 during the state attack against the “basements of atrocity” where hundreds of people died, was identified after 40 months.

Aslan’s family had appealed to the Cizre Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office 40 months ago for their daughter to be identified after the curfew was lifted. The body turned up in the nameless cemetery in Urfa.


The family received the body and set out for Van. Hazal Aslan’s body will be buried in the cemetery in Van’s Yeni Mahalle.