Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu paid a visit to the Istanbul home of the family of a soldier who was killed recently in the southeast, and said the bloodshed must be stopped.
“The martyr’s mother said that she hoped no more kids would die. She also said she wanted [Turkey’s people] to live under the same flag in peace. I share the same wish with all my heart. … We want to live in peace in this beautiful, heavenly country,” Kilicdaroglu said.
Sinan Şen was killed during a clash with suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern provinceof Bingölon April 24. Şen’s father, Recai Şen, also said his son should be the last victim. “I am proud of my son but he must be the last one. We will always hold our heads high.”