YJA STAR guerrilla laid to rest after 6 months
Female guerrilla Medya Sönmez fell a martyr in an airstrike carried out by the Turkish army in the countryside of the Bitlis province in August last year. Her family has just been able to receive her remains.
YJA STAR guerrilla Medya Sönmez (Asmin Cilo) fell a martyr in the countryside of the Bitlis province on 11 August 2020. The family, having given their DNA samples to the Forensic Medicine Institute in Istanbul 3 months ago, has been able to receive her remains following a DNA match.
The remains of the female guerrilla fighter were recovered from the Cemetery of the Nameless in Tuşba district of Van province and buried by her family in the town of Rüstem Gedik in Bulanık district of Muş.
Only family members were allowed to attend the funeral.