Turkish soldier who hit and killed 5-year-old in Yüksekova released on condition of judicial control

The Turkish soldier A.K.P, who hit and killed 5-year-old Erdem Aşkan in Yüksekova (Gever), was released on condition of judicial control.

The vehicle belonging to an expert sergeant at the Yüksekova District Gendarmerie Command, which was traveling from Yüksekova (Gever) in the province of Hakkari (Colemêrg) along the Van way, hit a 5-year-old boy named Erdem Aşkan.

The expert sergeant who killed Aşkan, who was thrown 50 meters on the road due to the impact, pulled a gun on the people gathered at the accident site and fled the scene. He  was later taken into custody in Yüksekova District Police Department.

Following the statements of expert sergeant A.K.P, the prosecutor's office took into account the incident report from the crime scene and referred A.K.P. to the Yüksekova Criminal Judgeship of Peace with a request for his release after the implementation of judicial control measures.

Sergeant A.K.P. was indeed released on the condition of judicial control. He will have to sign once a week and has been banned from driving.