More tears shed over another martyr in Adana

Turkey had to say goodbye on Monday to another martyr, Pvt. Ayhan Güngör from Adana, who lost his life in a remote-controlled landmine blast carried out by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Dicle district of Diyarbakır.

More tears shed over another martyr in Adana
Turkey had to say goodbye on Monday to another martyr, Pvt. Ayhan Güngör from Adana, who lost his life in a remote-controlled landmine blast carried out by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Dicle district of Diyarbakır.

On Sunday Güngör's body was brought to the morgue of the Military Hospital in Adana and then taken to the Sabancı Central Mosque early yesterday morning. Father Osman, mother Hayriye, sister Hayriye, brother Cumali and twin sister Beyhan all attended the ceremony, clearly deeply distressed, surrounding his flag-draped coffin. "My son, was I to see you this way?" asked father Güngör.

The family members were comforted with difficulty by relatives and military officials present at the funeral. Medical personnel had to intervene when Güngor's twin sister fainted during the ceremony.

Meanwhile Adana Governor İlhan Atış, who also participated in the ceremony, offered his condolences to the grieving parents. İncirlik Base Commander Brig. Gen. Mehmet Yılmaz Erdoğan and Second Commander of the 6th Army Corps Brig. Gen. İzzet Ocak also offered their condolences to the family. Adana's Mufti Mehmet Barış led the funeral prayer, where civilians and military officials prayed side by side. The coffin was carried upon the shoulders of army staff.

Güngör was taken to the Asri Cemetery of Adana on an army vehicle and there laid to rest after the funeral prayer.

Çukurova University Rector Professor Alper Akınoğlu, Seyhan District Mayor Azim Öztürk and Adana Deputy Mayor Ali Gören all participated in the funeral, along with many other local officials and relatives of the martyr.

Some participants chanted slogans against the PKK and also protested against the government during the funeral.

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Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2007, 15:12
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