Turkey: Gezi Protests Claim Fifth Life

People ♦ Published: July 10, 2013; 13:23 ♦ (Vindobona)

A 19-year-old, who was seriously injured during the protets against the government in Turkey, has died in hospital. The number of fatalities has now risen to five, according to press agency Dogan.

Turkey: Gezi Protests Claim Fifth Life / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The victim, Ali Ismail Korkmaz, a student of the University of Eskisehir, was, according to reports, attacked on June 2 by unknown persons in the western Turkish city during a rally. He suffered a brain haemorrhage.

The Turkish medical association TBB has not confirmed the report by Dogan yet. However, Korkmaz was among the registered persons with serious injuries.