Turkey: Prominent human rights activist killed in attack

An unidentified gunman killed a prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist on Saturday in what the pro-Kurdish HDP Party called a "planned assassination", urging people to take to the streets in protest. Witnesses said Tahir Elci was shot in the head after making a statement to media in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's troubled, mainly Kurdish southeast where he was president of the local bar association. A policeman was also killed in an ensuing exchange of fire. Zee News is the highly popular Hindi News channel of India’s largest television network ZMCL.

Nov 28, 2015, 23:06 PM IST