11 more bodies removed from Garzan to be given to families

Some of the families will recover the remains of their children exhumed from Garzan Cemetery.

The Garzan Cemetery in the Upper Olek (Oleka Jor) village countryside in central Bitlis, with 267 graves of people who had lost their lives on various dates, was torn down with construction equipment on December 19, 2017 and the graves was opened, with bodies then sent to the Istanbul Forensic Medicine Institute (ATK).

Only five of the bodies have been handed over to families so far. Most recently, three bodies were given to families five months ago.

DNA tests have been completed for 11 more bodies which will reportedly be given to families soon.