Vigil for Justice in Urfa: “A deputy of the government murdered our family”

The Şenyaşar family is continuing their resistance and said that “it is a deputy of the ruling party and his family who committed the massacre against our family.”

The Justice Vigil which was launched on March 9 in front of the courthouse in Urfa by Emine Şenyaşar, who lost her husband and two sons in an armed attack in Suruç district on 14 June 2018 that involved the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Deputy İbrahim Halil Yıldız, and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who was injured in the same attack, marks its 245th day. The family came to front of the courthouse with a banner that read “We want justice” and photos of the incident in Suruç. The family vowed that they would continue their struggle.

Ferit Şenyaşar stated that the local people, hospital staff, district governor and governor of Urfa province witnessed the massacre at Suruç State Hospital. He noted that there has been no development regarding the case for 3 and a half years, saying, “Every time we come to the courthouse, prosecutors run away from us and go through the back door. It is normal for prosecutors to run away from us, because it is a deputy of the ruling party who committed the massacre, and he is trying to close the case by hiding behind the government. This case will not be closed. We will continue our struggle here with my mother until justice prevails.”

The family made the following statement on their social media account on Monday:

“We are angry with the prosecutors, but it is a deputy of the ruling party and his family who committed the massacre against our family. No one can hold them accountable. Those who do not bring them to account will eventually be held accountable before the judiciary themselves.”