Yüksekova graveyard targeted for the 7th time

The cemetery in Yüksekova, Hakkari was attacked for the 7th time despite being located next to a police station.

The graveyard in the Orman neighborhood in Yüksekova district of Hakkari has been attacked for the 7th time since the curfew, which was announced on 13 March 2016 and lasted for 79 days.

The grave of Süleyman Aksu, one of the 33 young people who died in the Suruç Massacre organized by ISIS, and the graves of those who fell martyrs in clashes on different dates were attacked again last night.

The wall built around the cemetery was destroyed, and the tombstones, on which the names of the martyrs were written, were broken.

It has to be underlined that there is a police station near the destroyed cemetery.

Following the attack on 26 April 2019, eyewitnesses claimed that in fact the attackers were police officers. The graveyard has been targeted many times before.