Victims of Paris attack identified
Three victims of an attack on a Kurdish cultural center in French capital Paris have been identified, Kurdish media reported on Saturday.
Kurdish artist Mir Perwer (Mehmet Sirin Aydin), activist Emine Kara (Evin Goyi) from the European Kurdish Women Movement (TJK-E) and Abdurrahman Kizil were killed when an armed assailant raked the center and the Kurdish businesses around, Rudaw said.
Registered in Varto district of Turkey’s southeastern province Mus, Kurdish artist Mir Perwer was married and had a 6-year-old child.
A prolific artist with many songs and videos on Youtube, Perwer took refuge in Paris three years ago.
A statement from TJK-E regarding Kara denounced the attack and said the resistance will continue.
"No attack, anywhere, will be able to stop the Kurdish women's revolution. Everyone who wants to weaken us by making us feel the pain of our comrades and patriots should know this,” TJK-E said.
The investigation by the French police continues after a 69-year-old man has been arrested on Friday, Paris prosecutor's office said.
French media said the man is a French citizen, a retired train conductor residing in the 10th arrondissement.
The police did not indicate the motives of the suspect.