Violence in Diyarbakır

Two explosions strike the largest Kurdish party in the largest Kurdish city
The scene after the explosion (Piotr Zalewski)

Two explosions strike the largest Kurdish party in the largest Kurdish city

The scene after the explosion (Piotr Zalewski)
The scene after the explosion (Piotr Zalewski on Twitter)

The HDP’s grand finale, a rally in the de facto Kurdish capital of Diyarbakır, was cancelled this evening after two explosions injured several people in the crowd.

It is not yet clear what exactly happened.

There were two explosions. One was caused by a device placed in a rubbish bin; the other occuring 10 minutes later and outside an electricity substation.

Despite initial reports of an explosion inside the substation, photos from the scene show the substation’s doors blasted inwards, suggesting the explosion took place outside.

10 people are reported wounded – all have now been taken to hospital. Almost on cue, police swept in to clear the square with water cannon.

Cause unknown

We don’t yet know if this was an attack. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who was holding a simultaneous rally for his AK Party in Gaziantep, said it was not known whether it was an accident.

This wouldn’t be the first attack to strike this election campaign, but it would easily be the most violent.

Water cannon
Police swept in with water cannot shortly after the explosions

One Doğan News Agency reporter told CNN Türk that one of the wounded was in a critical condition and being given CPR.

HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş, who says he was 30 metres away from the explosion, is due to speak within the next hour, but he has already telephoned into CNN Türk to call for calm.

  1. “Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price? Thanks, I appreciate it!”

  2. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I amhaving problems with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot subscribe to it.Is there anybody else having the same RSS problems?Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond?Thanx!!

  3. Thank you for some other excellent post. Where else may just anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal manner of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such information.

  4. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better!Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I liкe thе hellpful infօrmation you provide in your articles.I willl bookmark your bⅼog and check agaіn hereregularly. І’m quitе сertaіn I will learn plenty of nnеᴡ stuff righthere! Good lck for the next!Have a look at my blog; Jasa Cetak Buku Yasin

  6. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should write more about this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but usually people do not speak about such subjects. To the next! All the best!!

  7. Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knewwhere I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?Thanks a lot!

  8. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time acomment is added I get several emails with the same comment.Is there any way you can remove people from that service?Thanks!

  9. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is reallyinformative. I’m going to watch out for brussels.I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people willbe benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  10. Whats Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & assist other users like its aided me. Great job.

  11. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!He always kept talking about this. I’ll forward this article to him.Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read.Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thanks, However I am encountering problems with your RSS. I donít know why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else getting the same RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  13. After I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Kudos!

  14. Right here is the perfect site for everyone who wants to find out about this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want toÖHaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that has been discussed for decades. Great stuff, just excellent!

  15. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, but I genuinely believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you can fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.

  16. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your web page.

Leave a Reply
Related Posts