A mass funeral has been held in Gaziantep, southern Turkey for 27 of the victims of the suicide bombing in Suruc. Most of those who died in the
A mass funeral has been held in Gaziantep, southern Turkey for 27 of the victims of the suicide bombing in Suruc.
We will not give up, whatever happens.
Most of those who died in the attack were students of university age who had gathered at a cultural centre ahead of a planned trip to help rebuild the neighbouring Syrian town of Kobani.
The feeling among mourners was one of disbelief, but also determination.
“We will not give up, whatever happens,” said one woman. “We will defend peace and brotherhood.”
Another woman lost a friend in the attack. She said:
“I really can’t believe this. I thought when I saw his mother I would believe it, but I feel as though he will return soon. I can’t believe it. He was against violence.”
From the funeral in Antep of yesterday's attack in #Suruc#TwitterKurdspic.twitter.com/c0wFXP8C9b— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) July 21, 2015
#Suruc They took toys with them to the children. today they use them as a memory of those who passed away. R.I.P pic.twitter.com/kpB1kfYvSb— Peshraw Azizi (@Pashazizi) July 21, 2015
Five other victims were taken to northern Turkey for funeral services close to their homes and families.
Around 104 people were injured in the attack. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed 29 were still receiving hospital treatment a day after the July 20 attack.