Er­do­gan meets with Ro­boski Mas­sacre vic­tims

The Kurdish Globe - - ERBIL WEATHER FORECAST -

For the first time the Turk­ish Prime Min­is­ter, Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan, met with the vic­tims of Ro­boski Mas­sacre in Sh­er­nakh on July 26.

The re­ports have revealed that the peo­ple in Sh­er­nakh did not agree to meet with Edro­gan at first, but they changed their mind af­ter Se­la­hat­tin Demir­tas, the cochair­man of Peace and Democ­racy Party (BDP), asked them to ap­prove Er­do­gan’s re­quest for meet­ing.

Af­ter ar­rang­ing a din­ner for the peo­ple, Er­do­gan de­liv­ered a speech. “Today is not the day of tak­ing re­venge, but it is the day of for­give­ness.

In his visit to Sh­er­nakh Er­do­gan, ac­com­pa­nies by sev­eral min­is­ters, of­fi­cially opened Sherefed­din Elchi Air­port.

The Ro­boski Mas­sacre took place on De­cem­ber 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm lo­cal time near Turk­ish-Iraqi bor­der. Two Turk­ish F16 jets fired at a group of vil­lagers, act­ing on in­for­ma­tion that PKK mil­i­tants were cross­ing the bor­der. The at­tacks killed 34 civil­ians.

Thou­sands of Kurds at­tended fu­ner­als on Fri­day for 35 civil­ians killed in a Turk­ish air raid.

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