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October 20, 2020

People leave red flowers in front of a picture of Tahir Elçi

TOPSHOT – People leave red flowers (carnations) on November 28, 2016, in Diyarbakir, during a ceremony in tribute to Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, near the historical mosque where he was shot dead last year.
The leading Kurdish lawyer was shot dead in southeast Turkey on November 28, 2015 after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, triggering a shootout with police, hospital sources and witnesses said. Tahir Elci, head of the bar in Diyarbakir, who had been detained in October for alleged “terrorist propaganda”, died of gunshot wounds to the head, hospital sources told AFP. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN