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41 killed in attack on wedding day in Turkey
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1.       oceanblue
31 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 01:09 am

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey´s NTV television, citing authorities, says 41 people have been killed and three have been wounded in an attack on a wedding in the southeast.

NTV quotes Deputy Gov. Ferhat Ozen of Mardin province as saying the nighttime attack with grenades and automatic weapons occurred in Bilge village near Mardin. Other reports have said the attack occurred in Sultansehmuz village.

NTV says the motive for the attack was an feud between rival groups of pro-government village guards who fight alongside Turkish troops against Kurdish rebels.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090504/ap_on_re_eu/eu_turkey_attack

2.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 02:04 am

Now we wonder if we should visit Turkey again, a bad image for Turkey indeed

 

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/05/200954213113152601.html

3.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 05:19 am

Marriage. in Turkey, has suddenly become risky bussiness....

4.       alameda
3499 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 06:27 am

 

Quoting AlphaF

Marriage. in Turkey, has suddenly become risky bussiness....

 

Such a tragic event.  May the victims rest in peace. 

 

Marriage anyplace is always risky....how about the Catholics who are not allowed to divorce...they had some pretty "interesting" ways of getting out of it.....

 

Then, I don´t think Roswitha has to worry.  I can´t really imagine her in Bilge Koyu, most tourists would never go to Bilge Koyu.  It is a very poor remote village close to the Syrian border. 

 

So sad, in particular when I remember the joyous wedding parties I have attended. 

 

There is a lot more to this story, I´m sure.  Usually Turkish weddings are preceeded by a engagement of a significant time, so if there were problems, they must have known about them.  The assailants were masked, nobody knows who they were?

5.       zettea
160 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 06:58 am

Inna lillahi ve inna ileyhi raciun. May their souls rest in peace. :[

6.       Chantal
587 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 09:53 am

The Dutch  news says it´s not sure whether it´s something to do with the Kurdish problem or just a family thing. But I dont trust the Dutch news anyway, on the same page it first said ´44 people were killed including the bride and bridegroom´ and at the bottom of the page it said ´It is unclear whether the bride and bridegroom were amongst the dead´. It´s also interesting to see how they are able to translate the news film, the only thing the man was doing was summing up the list of friends and family he lost, but apparently the translator read a completely different story in it, not even mentioning that ´his sister and friends were killed´.. (Unfortunately the link on their website isn´t working, I saw it on TV..) Are newsmakers really making things up??

 

My condoleances to all family and relatives of the people killed in this drama..



Edited (5/5/2009) by Chantal [adding something :)]

7.       libralady
5152 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 11:03 am

This is absolutely dreadful.  I don´t think there are words to describe it.

 

Our news says that is was a family feud.

8.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 11:56 am

 

Quoting Chantal

The Dutch  news says it´s not sure whether it´s something to do with the Kurdish problem or just a family thing. But I dont trust the Dutch news anyway, on the same page it first said ´44 people were killed including the bride and bridegroom´ and at the bottom of the page it said ´It is unclear whether the bride and bridegroom were amongst the dead´. It´s also interesting to see how they are able to translate the news film, the only thing the man was doing was summing up the list of friends and family he lost, but apparently the translator read a completely different story in it, not even mentioning that ´his sister and friends were killed´.. (Unfortunately the link on their website isn´t working, I saw it on TV..) Are newsmakers really making things up??

 

My condoleances to all family and relatives of the people killed in this drama..

 

 Chantal: the Turkish press is also confirming:

44 dead, including bride and groom. In the list of names, most have the surname of the bride. But the grooms younger brother or sister died, also the imam who was doing the wedding.

 

The 8 attackers were caught by the gendarmerie, and initial reports seem to be it was some sort of long-running family feud. The groom was a distant cousin of the bride.

 

Tragic.

9.       deli
5904 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 12:22 pm

orosPUCUCULARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

10.       Nisreen
1413 posts
 05 May 2009 Tue 12:57 pm

That´s so horrible !!

It´s a shame

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