Family of Deniz Poyraz says police helped the murderer

Deniz Poyraz's family filed a criminal complaint saying that the police helped the murderer, Orhan Gencer, kill their daughter.

The family of Deniz Poyraz, who was murdered on June 17 in an armed attack by fascist Onur Gencer in the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) İzmir headquarter, gave a statement at the Bayraklı Courthouse as part of the investigation carried out by the İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor's Office. Deniz Poyraz's mother, Fehime Poyraz, and her father, Abdülillah Poyraz filed a criminal complaint against the perpetrator, the instigators, those who helped the attack, as well as the police officers and their superintendents who did not intervene in the deadly attack, and those responsible for negligence and lack of intelligence concerning the incident.


“Let justice be served. We press charges against both the murderer and the police officers. The murderer entered the building freely and killed Deniz,” mother Fehime Poyraz said.

“The murderer killed my daughter. I will not leave them in peace,” father Poyraz said, adding that they filed a criminal complaint about all the police officers at the scene. “The police knew about the massacre. The police also have a finger in the killing. The killer comes downstairs, the policeman puts his hand on his shoulder. He asks the murderer, 'My brother, what is your name? I'm making a complaint about that police officer. Both the police officers and their superintendents knew about the massacre.”

“Kurdish, Turkish, Laz, Circassian, Armenian, Jewish… The HDP is everyone's party. It is not just a Kurdish party. The murder was perpetrated to shut down the party. It was carried out against peace. We always promote peace. We do not want bloodshed. Everyone should know that peace will come to Turkey,” the father concluded.