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Turkey: Attacks on DEP MPs continue

, N° d'index: EUR 44/092/1993

Leyla Zana, MP for Diyarbakir, and other MPs belonging to the Democracy Party (DEP) continue to be subjected to attacks on their lives. Leyla Zana has narrowly escaped three attempts on her life in the past seven months. The latest attempt came on the night of 10 September, when 16 parliamentarians assembled at the home of Mehmet Sincar, the MP for Mardin, who was assassinated on 4 September 1993. In the same attack Metin Ozdemir, chairman of the DEP in Batman, was also killed, and another MP, Nizamettin Toguc, was wounded. That night three hand grenades were thrown into the house injuring five adults and a child. There are strong grounds for believing that the security forces may be involved in these attacks.

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