One Turkish villager killed on Iranian borderSource : http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=one-villager-killed-in-iranian-border-2010-12-12
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
VAN - DOĞAN news agency
One villager was killed, another injured and a third is missing along the Turkish-Iranian border after Iranian soldiers allegedly opened fire on Sunday.
Three villagers from the eastern province of Van’s Esenyamaç village, on the Iranian border, crossed the border to fetch their animals which reportedly had crossed to the Iranian side. Mehmet Keskin, 19, died at the scene, while 18-year-old Zakir Turgut was injured. Akif Yıldız, 24, went missing after the incident. Turgut was brought to the city of Van by other villagers and hospitalized.
“Three citizens searched for their sheep when the animals did not come back. Iranian soldiers opened fire. This year approximately 20 citizens have died [in a similar manner]. No one has asked why those people are dying,” said Namer Parlak, the district head of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP.
“How can those citizens live here? Each time they come towards border, will they be killed? If that is the case we [should] evacuate the village. The person who died was a young man newly married.”