Mourning After The Turkish Wedding Massacre

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On Monday May 4th, masked gunmen killed 44 people, including six children, at a wedding party in southeastern Turkey. According to Turkish authorities, the killings were part of a blood feud between rival families. On Wednesday May 6th, women and children gathered to mourn near the graves of family members killed in the massacre.

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On May 6th, 8 suspects were arrested. These men are all members of state-backed “Village Guard” units.

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According to Reuters, “The involvement of village guards in the worst mass killing in modern Turkish history raises pressure on the EU-candidate country to rein in the heavily armed units.”

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