Family of civilian murdered ordered by state to bury him quickly
Murat Kaya, who was killed by soldiers during an operation on the morning of 6 December in the village of Soğukpınar in the Tutak district of Ağrı, had to be forcibly buried today.
State forces want to have Murat Kaya forcibly buried this evening. The father of 3 was killed by soldiers in the operation organized by the gendarmerie and police in the morning of 6 December in the village of Soğukpınar in the Tutak district of Ağrı.
Kaya's remains had not been delivered to the family for three days by the state forces which are putting pressure on the family.
Family members said: "State forces are putting pressure on us. They said 'you would either bury the body now or we would bury it in the unknown people graveyard in Erzurum'. We didn't accept that. You want to have him buried under our religious way. Murat was a civilian. Now they want to force us to bury late at night."