World Bulletin / News Desk
Mehmet Ulker, the President of Federation of Kurdish Associations, referred to the killing of 3 women of Kurdish origin and said that the killing was an attempt to undermine "peace process" led by Turkey.
The bodies of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were found on Thursday morning with a gunshot wound to the head at the Kurdish Information Center in Paris, capital of France.
Ulker said, "We were shocked when we heard about the murders. The peace period has started for us in Turkey. We knew that this period would be painful. Murders raise question marks as it happened during such period."
Ulker said that it was still not known who was behind the murders at the Kurdish Information Center.
He added that the responsible ones would be revealed once the police complete their investigation.
He said that the the murders aimed to interrupt peace process in Turkey.
Mehmet Ulker strongly refused the claims about "internal feud" and said, "It is not possible to happen. There are nobody in the organization who were against the peace period. I do not even give a chance to it."
Moreover, French television and radio channels pay high attention to the incident as Sakine Cansiz, one of the three women shot dead, was one of the founders of the militant PKK.
Earlier on Thursday, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls visited the crime scene at the Kurdish Information Center and said the murders were "unacceptable and unbearable".
On the other hand, about 300 partisans of the PKK gathered in front of the France-based Kurdish Information Center. More, PKK protestors claimed that murders were "politically motivated" and chanted in favor of PKK.
Furthermore, Selahattin Demirtas, the Chairman of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), stated that the motive of the murders should be solved immediately without any doubt by the French government.
In his written statement, he stated that they condemned the attacks vehemently.
Regarding the murders, Deputy Chairman and Spokesperson for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, Huseyin Celik, said, "There are not any clear information about the incident at the moment however looking at the way it was staged, it seems like it is the internal feud of PKK. We know that the PKK terrorist organization carried out thousands of executions of its own members over the years. This is usual for the terrorist organization."
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