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Glasgow vigil for Turkish student Berkin Elvan

by Margaret Woods
Issue No. 2395

Remembering Berkin Elvan in Glasgow

Remembering Berkin Elvan in Glasgow (Pic: Joshua Brown)

More than 60 people from the Turkish community attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square on Thursday of last week in memory of Berkin Elvan. He was only 14 when he went out to buy fresh bread and was caught up in an anti-government protest in Istanbul. 

A tear gas canister fired by police hit him on the head. He died on Wednesday of last week after lying in a coma for 268 days. Pinar Aksu, one of the organisers of the vigil, said, “His murderers are walking free. We are showing our support for Berkin’s family. We want his murderers to be found. We want justice.”

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