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Date of the report: June 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.

Several representatives of international legal and human rights organisations attended the final hearing of the emblematic trial of the murderers of Tahir Elçi in Diyarbakir, Turkey. The 10th and final hearing resulted in the acquittal of the police officers suspected of killing former Bar President of Diyarbakir.


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