Eighteen-year-old Mehmet Dinç, from the village of Yesilova, was grazing sheep in the evening when the soldiers fired at him. Dinç was injured and taken to hospital.
Recently in Hakkari many civilians have lost their lives or been injured as a result of soldiers’ gunfire. Those who have been killed were accused of being smugglers. So far, no progress has been made in “judicial and administrative investigations”.
In the same region on 18 May, Şahap Şendol, a shepherd who was looking for his lost animals on the border, and Celil Ekinci, who traded cigarettes, were targeted by soldiers. Both were injured and taken to a hospital in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
On 30 December, 26-year-old Reşit Ekinci was shot in the head while having a picnic.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Hakkari Deputy Sait Dede protested the shootings of civilians by soldiers and the politics of impunity from his social media account and said, “I ask the judiciary that protects the perpetrators, where are the human rights, where is the right to live?”