Kurdish youth killed in military service
Mehmet Boztepe from Urfa was doing his mandatory military service in the Turkish army in Ankara when he was foud dead. The state claims Boztepe committed suicide, but there are signs Boztepe may have been murdered.
Kurdish youth serving in the Turkish army continue to die one after the other. The Turkish state claims these young men have committed suicide, but the claims lack evidence and some believe the deaths are covered up as suicides.
Mehmet Boztepe from Urfa was doing his mandatory military service in the Mehmetcik Military Mess in Ankara’s Ulus district when he was found dead in the watch post last night. The army claims Boztepe committed suicide.
The Boztepe family arrived in Ankara and received his body. They will be holding a uneral in Urfa’s Bozova district after the autopsy is completed.
SUICIDE CLAIMS ARE NOT NEW
Another young man named Omer Faruk Demirkol from Urfa was alleged to have committed suicide in the Kilis Gendarmerie Command as he was doing his mandatory military service.
The soldiers committing “suicide” within the Turkish army more often than not turn out to be Kurdish. The young men are sometimes discovered with gunshots in their backs, but the official claims are still that they committed suicide.