Turkish Prosecutor Threatens Public with Arrest for Backlash against Murder of Kurdish Man
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Turkish Prosecutor Threatens Public with Arrest for Backlash against Murder of Kurdish Man

ERBIL — Turkish General Prosecutor has officially threatened anyone claiming that young Kurdish man Bariş Çakan was killed in a racist attack for listening to Kurdish music in public.

Following days of backlash on social media, according to Turkish soL news portal, public prosecutor is attempting to issue arrest warrants for everyone calling the murder of Çakan a racist attack by the Turks against Kurds.

Bariş Çakan, 20, was stabbed to death by three Turkish men at a park in Ankara earlier this week while reportedly playing a Kurdish song on his cell phone. The killing of the young Kurdish man has triggered a massive backlash against the Turkish government, accusing Ankara of hypocrisy for condemning the murder of George Floyd in the US and neglecting racist attacks at home.

The Turkish Prosecutor has claimed that those branding the murder of Çakan as “racism” are against peace in Turkey, soL said.