We are all Tahir Elçi
Elçi was shot dead during a press conference on the 28th of November 2015, in which he called for end to the rising violence in Turkey. Elçi worked tirelessly and with a risk to his own life for the victims of human rights violations in south-eastern Turkey, caused by the conflict between the Turkish army and the PKK. He brought several cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
During the commemoration, Elçi’s colleagues held speeches about his work and legacy and laid down flowers in front of the court.
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