Deniz Poyraz laid to rest in Buca Kaynaklar graveyard

Deniz Poyraz, who was killed in the attack against HDP Izmir Provincial Organization, was laid to rest in Buca Kaynaklar graveyard. Women carried the coffin on their shoulders.

Deniz Poyraz, who was killed in the attack against the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Izmir Provincial Organization, was brought to the Buca Kaynaklar Cemetery after the ceremony held in Kadifekale. Accompanying the coffin vehicle, thousands of people went from Kadifekale to the graveyard, carrying banners saying "We are all Deniz, we are all HDP" and chanting "Comrade Deniz is immortal" and "Kurdistan will be a graveyard for fascism".

HDK co-spokespersons Cengiz Çiçek and Esengül Demir, HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar, EMEP chair Ercüment Akdeniz, representatives of political parties and civil society organizations, as well as thousands of people gathered in the graveyard, around the photograph of the young woman.

The graveyard was besieged by thousands of police and gendarmerie and armoured vehicles.

The women, shouldering the coffin wrapped with a purple pennant, chanted slogans until Poyraz was buried. The women left carnations on the coffin of Poyraz, while singing Delila's song "Sê jinên azad".

Deniz’ brothers, Süleyman Poyraz, who is imprisoned in Şakran, and Ibrahim Poyraz, who is imprisoned in Ödemiş Prison, were brought to the graveyard to attend the funeral. The Poyraz brothers, who were not allowed [by the police] to enter the graveyard for a long time because of the crowd, were finally able to say goodbye to their sister Deniz Poyraz as a result of the negotiations of the HDP. The Poyraz brothers were not allowed to stay in the graveyard for a long time but were able to spend a short time their mother Fehime and father Abdilillah Poyraz.

The prison administration did not allow Deniz Poyraz's brother, Kamuran Poyraz, who was imprisoned in Kepsut Prison, to attend the funeral.