5-year-old child killed by Turkish military vehicle in Yüksekova
A five-year-old child was hit by an armored vehicle driven by a specialist sergeant from Yüksekova District Gendarmerie Command.
A five-year-old child was hit by an armored vehicle of the Turkish army while on the move from Yüksekova district of Hakkari to Van province.
According to reports, the armored vehicle was driven by a specialist sergeant from Yüksekova District Gendarmerie Command. The child died at the scene and the body was taken to Yüksekova State Hospital.
Time and again, there are alleged accidents caused by armoured police and military vehicles in Kurdish cities. According to a tally by the Human Rights Foundation Turkey (TIHV), at least 19 people have died in so-called armoured accidents in the Kurdish region between 2018 and 2022, including nine children and young people. Another 50 people were injured, 14 of whom were under the age of 18. The perpetrators are not held accountable, and soldiers and police officers generally do not fear criminal consequences.