Şenyaşar family seeks justice for 626 days

The Şenyaşar family says their sit-in protest for justice will create a butterfly effect causing the AKP to lose votes in the coming elections.

Riha - The sit-in protest held in front of the Urfa Courthouse by Emine Şenyaşar, whose husband and two sons were murdered in the attack carried out by the relatives and bodyguards of AKP Urfa MP İbrahim Halil Yıldız in the Suruç district of Urfa province on June 14, 2018, and her son Ferit Şenyaşar has entered its 626th day.

Today, Emine Şenyaşar stays at her home in Suruç due to her health problems. Her son Ferit Şenyaşar came in front of the courthouse to demand justice again. Speaking about the 15-day ban on gatherings, marches, press briefings, sit-ins, and protests of the Urfa Governorate’s Office, Ferit Şenyaşar said, “We were not allowed to issue a press statement in front of the courthouse. Democracy has always alternatives. We have issued our press statement ten meters away from the courthouse. They cannot prevent us by issuing bans.”

“Are you aware?”

“We demand the end of this injustice. The elections are approaching. If our demand for justice is not met, our sit-in protest for justice and the mother’s struggle will create a butterfly effect causing the AKP to lose votes in the coming elections,” Ferit Şenyaşar said in the statement.

“RIGHT, LAW, JUSTICE! Our sit-in protest for justice in front of the Şanlıurfa Courthouse has entered its 626th day. The Ministry of Justice; are you aware of our struggle?” the Şenyaşar family posted today on their social media account by tagging the official account of Turkey’s Ministry of Justice.