Kurdish victim of racist attack in Konya laid to rest
According to the Human Rights Association, 7 people, including 3 Syrian children, were killed and 32 injured in at least 14 racist attacks in Turkey in 2020. Since 2010, 15 people have been murdered and 1097 people have been injured in 280 racist attacks.
Kurdish citizen Hakim Dal, who was murdered by a racist group in Meram district of Konya province, was buried.
The racist attack took place on Wednesday, July 21 in the Çarıklıköy neighbourhood of Meram.
43-year-old Hakim Dal was murdered in the armed attack by a racist group of 60 people. It is reported that racists in Karahüyük had threatened the Dal family several times before.
After an autopsy at Konya City Hospital, Dal's body was received by his relatives and buried in Tatlıcak Cemetery.
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Deputy Murat Çepni and many party members attended the funeral.
As Dal’s relatives lamented in Kurdish during the funeral ceremony, his wife and children had a nervous breakdown.
20 racist suspects out of 60 who murdered Hakim Dal have been detained. Family lawyer Abdurrahman Karabulut said that proceedings regarding further detentions are continuing.
RACIST ATTACKS ON THE RISE
According to the Human Rights Association (IHD), 7 people, including 3 Syrian children, were killed and 32 injured in at least 14 racist attacks in 2020. Since 2010, 15 people have been murdered and 1097 people have been injured in at least 280 racist attacks.
Racist attacks against Kurds in Turkey have risen in recent weeks.
“These attacks are hate crimes prompted by racism and discrimination, and they are attacks against Kurdish identity,” IHD Amed Branch said.