Turkey: 34 victims of Roboski Massacre commemorated
The 34 Kurdish victims of the Roboski Massacre were commemorated on the 11th anniversary of the killings in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Wednesday.
The families of the victims who still seek justice over the massacre have gathered at the graveyard, calling the authorities to punish the perpetrators, Kurdistan24 reported.
On Dec.28, 2011, 34 Kurdish villagers, 19 of whom were children, have been killed by Turkish military bombshells in southeastern Sirnak province while travelling back from Iraqi border after loading food, tobacco and fuel-oil on their mules to sell in Turkey, known as the “Roboski massacre”.
The civilians who were killed by four consecutive bombs dropped by Turkish warplanes were from Roboski (Ortasu) village of Sirnak’s Uludere district and the victims’ bodies were mutilated beyond recognition following Turkey’s purported “counter-terrorism” operation.
Since then, the victims’ families have seen no convictions over the killings as there has been no trial of the perpetrators.