Three guerrillas buried in the cemetery of the nameless in Mardin
Three members of the Kurdish guerrilla organisations HPG and YJA Star who are reported to have died at Mount Bagok in Mardin during a military operation at the end of July have been buried in a "cemetery of the nameless" in the city.
According to a report by the Mezopotamya news agency (MA), three members of the Kurdish guerrilla organisations HPG and YJA Star have been buried in a cemetery of the nameless in Mardin at the behest of the Turkish authorities. According to the report, the dead are two female fighters and one male fighter who are said to have died on the night of 28 July in the course of a military operation on Mount Bagok in the district of Nusaybin.
According to MA, the bodies of the guerrillas had been kept in the Mardin Teaching and Research Hospital since the operation and their identities could not be established. On Thursday, the three bodies were escorted by the police to the Kamor municipal cemetery in the central district of Artuklu. There they were buried in a section for the "nameless".
The cemetery in Artuklu currently contains the bodies of 51 members of the Kurdish liberation movement who died at various times since the 1990s in the fight against the Turkish army. In the case of other martyrs who were also buried there in a degrading manner by the Turkish authorities, relatives were able to obtain procedures for identification and exhumation.