was killed in crossfire from a gun battle in the southeastern province of Diyarbakyr in November of last year after he called for an end to ongoing clashes in the country's Southeast.
"In the place left by Tahir Elci
, thousands more Tahir Elcis
will carry on the work in the struggle for law and justice," the party said in a written statement, which also called on people to "raise their voices" to protest the killing.
police officers stopped a taxi about 100 meters from where Elci
had been holding a press conference.
was facing trial for saying the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization, as the government describes it.
Witnesses said Elci
was shot by a single bullet after speaking to media in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, where he was president of the local bar association.
was detained last month for a day and a half after saying in a television interview that the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, was not a"terrorist organisation" but"an armed political organization which has large local support." An indictment has been brought against him that seeks a prison sentence of more than seven years.
(16) Fakat bu elci
ayni zamanda sadrazama da bir mektup getirerek Istanbul'a geldi (17) ise de, bu mektuplardan da bir sonuc elde edilemedi.
In his opening remarks, Elci
noted that as Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were being rounded up in Istanbul on
Claire Renton teamed up with her friend Elci
Ryan in the US to launch the business.
), donated a personal computer to the Senior Citizen's Association of Sinai in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.
Murat Karayilan, head of PKK terrorist organization in Qandil mountain, warned Peace & Democracy Party (BDP) members Altan Tan and Serafettin Elci
--who did not approve democratic autonomy-- and said, "they shall discuss their thoughts among themselves, not in front of the press".
"We will not go to Parliament until the government and the Parliament take a concrete step to remedy this injustice and provide opportunities for a settlement by opening the way for democratic politics," Serafettin Elci
, one of the lawmakers, told reporters.