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Presiden Erdoğan receives martyred jurist's parents

Anadolu Agency TURKEY
Published April 08,2021
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday received the parents of martyred prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz at the presidential complex in Ankara.

In a closed-door meeting with father Hakkı Kiraz and mother Saadet Kiraz, Erdoğan presented a copy of the holy Quran and the national flag to the family.

Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay was also present at the meeting.

In 2015, two far-left DHKP-C terrorists posing as lawyers took Mehmet Selim Kiraz hostage in his office at an Istanbul courthouse and shot him after hours of fruitless negotiations.

The DHKP-C is responsible for numerous terror attacks in Turkey including the 2013 attack on the US Embassy in Ankara, which left a Turkish security guard martyred and a Turkish journalist injured.

The far-left group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.