Body of Murat Izol found by river
According to various sources, witnesses have said that around the time Murat Izol went missing, they observed a fight between a policeman and a young man. Others claim Murat Izol was chased by the police and only escaped them by jumping into the Tigris River.
His body was found near the Ten Eyed Bridge where a family member identified him. Eyewitnesses report that they saw gunshots in his head but no official statement has yet been made.
The body of Murat Izol was moved to the morgue in Amed and friends and family gathered here to grieve.
We are following the case and will update with new information.
Update April 8th: The funeral of Murat Izol took place yesterday. At the funeral was members of the pro-Kurdish party BDP. The circumstances surrounding his death are still not clear but both BDP, family and friends of Murat Izol demand that the Turkish authorities shed light on his death as they regard his death unsolved.