Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey´s southeast: hospital

November 28, 2015 3:51 PM

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DIYARBAKIR: A leading Kurdish lawyer was shot dead Saturday in southeast Turkey after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, triggering a shootout with police, hospital sources and witnesses said.

According to witnesses, unknown assailants opened fire on Elci and 40 other activists as they were giving a press statement near a mosque in Diyarbakir´s Sur district.

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