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    Tahir Elçi, Chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association shot and killed by PKK terrorists (screenshot)

Tahir Elçi, Chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association shot and killed by PKK terrorists (screenshot)

RT

An RT news crew has been caught in a tear gas attack by Turkish police in Diyarbakir. Police responded as Kurds were protesting the killing of a prominent lawyer, Tahir Elci, shot dead by unidentified gunmen while giving a public speech on Saturday.

“We came into the city center of Diyarbakir just now,” said RT correspondent William Whiteman. “The whole city had been on lockdown over night after there were sounds of heavy automatic gunfire and there were a lot of explosions during the night.” He said the barricades in the city center were removed early on Monday morning and the RT crew tried to enter the center of Diyarbakir. They were looking to get to the spot where the lawyer Tahir Elci was shot[…]

Below is a video of a shootout that resulted in the death of Tahir Elçi, Chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association shot and killed by PKK terrorists (screenshot at top of post).

Daily Sabah

…In the footage, Elçi, wearing a grey suit, is seen next to plain-clothed police officers and journalists as fire opened by terrorists in all three directions. As officers shoot to their left, Elçi is heard saying “what is this.” Seconds after, a man runs past the group hidden behind a light commercial vehicle, and police officers start shooting to the man. When the camera turns to the right, Elçi is seen lying on the ground….

Elçi, along with other lawyers, was in the area to give a press release against ongoing clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists in the area….