The head of Diyarbakir Bar Association Shot Dead In Southeast Turkey

yyyyTahir Elci, the head of Diyarbakir Bar Association  in southeastern Diyarbakir province has been shot, apparently caught in the crossfire between armed Kurdish insurgents and police.

A campaigner for Kurdish rights, Tahir Elci had been criticized for challenging Turkey’s official stance of calling the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) a terrorist organization.

Elci died of gunshots to the head, hospital sources confirmed.