Erdogan meets with Roboski Massacre victims
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.