UPDATE- Bar association president killed in southeastern Turkey

Lawyer Tahir Elci, the president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association and a leading Kurdish rights activist, was killed during a shootout in the southeastern province which erupted as he was making a statement to the press.

Reportedly, a man started firing at a group that included Elci, other lawyers and members of the press as Elci was delivering his statement. Police teams in the area fired back. One of the police officers was also killed and a journalist was injured in the incident.


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