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Turkey: further information on: fear of arbitrary killing

, N° d'index: EUR 44/008/1996

Hakan Guler, aged 24, sports teacher, Kadri Tursan, teacher, Koksal Gumus, Deputy Director, Lice National Education Branch: On 2 January 1996 the National Liberation Front of Kuridstan replied to AI saying that if the three teachers above had been abducted by armed PKK members, it was an unauthorized action, and urgent steps would be made to seek their release. AI remains seriously concerned for their safety.

EXTERNAL AI Index: EUR 44/08/96
15 January 1996
Further information on EXTRA 158/95 (EUR 44/150/95, 8 December 1995) - Fear
of arbitrary killing
TURKEYHakan Güler, aged 24, sports teacher
Kadri Tursun, teacher
Köksal Gümü_, Deputy Director, Lice National Education Branch
On 2 January 1996, a spokesperson for ERNK, the National Liberation Front of
Kurdistan, the popular front established by the PKK (Kurdish Workers' Party),
replied to Amnesty International saying that if the three teachers, Hakan Güler,
Kadri Tursun and Köksal Gümü_ had indeed been abducted by armed PKK members,
it was an unauthorized action, and that urgent steps would be taken to secure
their release. The spokesperson for ERNK concluded his letter by promising
that they "would do [their] best to investigate this incident and inform Amnesty
International's members about the outcome as soon as possible".
In view of the fact that more than six weeks have elapsed since Hakan Güler,
Kadri Tursun and Köksal Gümü_ were abducted by armed members of the PKK and
the lack of information about the fate of the three men, Amnesty International
remains seriously concerned for their safety.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail
letters in English or your own language:
- welcoming the promise by ERNK to investigate the whereabouts of the three
teachers Hakan Güler, Kadri Tursun and Köksal Gümü_, abducted by armed PKK
members on 21 November 1995;
- asking for further information on the whereabouts and health condition of
the three men;
- urging that the three men be released without further delay.
This is a limited action. Please restrict appeals to 20 per Section.
APPEALS TO:
Please ask the following organizations to use all available channels to pass
on your appeals to the leadership of the PKK:
Please select the most appropriate address(es) for your appeals.
Americas:
Kurdistan Committee
2487 Kalader Avenue
Suite 203
Ottawa, Ontario KI V8B8
Canada
Telegrams: Kurdistan Committee, 2487 Kalader Avenue, Ottawa, Canada
Faxes: +1 613 733 0090
Asia:
Kurdistan Information Centre
PO Box 4773 GPO
Melbourne
2
Vic. 3000 Australia
Faxes: + 61 3 663 5141
Europe:
Informationsstelle Kurdistan
Postafch 101937
50459 Cologne
Germany
Faxes: +49 221 1300 424
Other fax numbers:
Kurdistan Information Bureau, Austria: +43 1 545 5821
Comité du Kurdistan, Belgium: +32 2 230 9208
ERNK-Byra, Denmark: +45 33 93 63 83
Ufficio di Informazione del Kurdistan, Italy: +39 64 44 1152
Centre de Informaçion y Cooperaçion con el Kurdistan, Spain: +34 1 519 2357
Kurdistan Informationsbyra, Sweden: +46 8 612 9321
Comité du Kurdistan, Switzerland: +41 22 329 4787
American Kurdish Information Network, USA: +1 202 483 6476
(Salutation for all: Dear Sir or Madam)
NO COPIES.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 15 February 1996.

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