Was a Civilian Killed in Diyarbakir by the PKK?

Resistance Is Fertile

In response to the civilian death in Diyarbakir, Turkey on September 11 at the hands of “suspected Kurdish militants“, a comment written by ‘Drew’ at Vice News sought to place the situation into perspective. The murdered waiter, he said, was just “at the wrong place at the wrong time”. In other words, although his death was a tragedy, he was not the targetof the attack and, considering that the others injured were police officers, it is clear that creating ‘terror’ by killing a civilian was almost certainly not the motive behind the act.

In the context of Ankara’s war against the PKK, many more civilians have been killed by Turkish forces than by the progressive guerrilla organisation. All were tragedies! In a war, however, innocent citizens often find themselves caught in the middle of the fighting, and it is rare for civilians not to die during civil…

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