Turkey: Response to deadly car bombings in Van and Elazig

Responding to reports that at least six people, including four police officers, were killed and scores wounded when two car bombs exploded in the towns of Van and Elazig in eastern Turkey, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher Andrew Gardner said:

“Today’s car bombings are the latest in a series of reckless and brutal attacks in eastern Turkey which have claimed the lives of members of the public, including children.”

“Those responsible for these crimes show a contempt for the right to life and must be brought to justice.”