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Date of the report: March 2024

The President of the Diyarbakir Bar Association, Tahir Elçi, was murdered on 28 November 2015 in a shooting attack during a public lecture at the foot of the 500-year-old “four-legged” minaret. He was about to make a statement on the destruction that had occurred in recent months in the historic district of Sur, the old town of Diyarbarkir, during fighting between special forces sent by Ankara and Kurdish militants.

In this 9th hearing, all the lawyers who took the stand in turn denounced in unison the same errors and shortcomings in the investigation, as well as the passivity of the prosecuting authorities and the Court.

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