BDP Batman unit to support protest against Uludere airstrike

June 26, 2012, Tuesday/ 17:40:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

The Batman office of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) on Tuesday announced that it will be supporting a “justice watch” protest that will be organized in Şırnak’s Uludere district, where 34 Kurdish civilians were killed in an airstrike by Turkish jets last year in December.

The Democratic Society Congress (DTK) is organizing the event called “Justice for Roboski”, the Kurdish name for Uludere.

In a press statement released on Tuesday, officials from the BDP Batman office said they will also join the event, which will be held on the night of June 27 in the form of a sit-in protest.

BDP officials expressed their anger at the government’s failure to find those responsible for the airstrike that killed 34 civilians on Dec. 28, 2011. BDP Batman Unit’s Deputy President Ayşe Ağılgat noted that the BDP was part of the DTK, saying they will join the “justice watch” on the night of June 27 to protest the airstrike.

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