- Title: Funeral service held for policeman killed in Izmir attack
- Date: 6th January 2017
- Summary: IZMIR, TURKEY (JANUARY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** PEOPLE CLAPPING OUTSIDE RESIDENCE OF IZMIR PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR WHERE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR POLICEMAN, FETHI SEKIN, TOOK PLACE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CHANTING / STANDING IN RAIN WHILE ATTENDING FUNERAL / WAVING TURKISH FLAGS POLICE MEMBERS IN UNIFORM AT THE FUNERAL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PRAYING DURING FUNERAL SERVICE / MILITARY OFFICIALS POLICEMAN'S COFFIN WRAPPED IN TURKISH FLAG POLICEMEN AT THE FUNERAL VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN CARRYING THE COFFIN THROUGH CROWD VARIOUS OF FUNERAL ATTENDEES CRYING, PRAYING AND CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH CITIZEN, TAHSIN UGUR, SAYING: "Of course I am worried after the latest attacks, our country is in big danger but they won't succeed because we are a strong nation, we won't give up, we love our country to an extent no one can succeed in dividing us." (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH CITIZEN, UGUR BUYUKMEMIS, SAYING: "Of course, I am worried. I condemn these terrorist attacks, the people of my country need to be patient." (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH CITIZEN, HACI HUSEYIN AYGUN, SAYING: "I am not worried at all because I would die for this country, this is the destiny of our country. I hope we will overcome this."
- Embargoed: 21st January 2017 12:20
- Keywords: Turkey Izmir blast explosion courthouse car bomb police casualties funeral damage
- Location: IZMIR, TURKEY
- City: IZMIR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0015XY08CN
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- Story Text: Hundreds of people including police and military personnel, attended on Friday (January 6) the funeral of Turkish police officer Fathi Sekin who was killed in an attack in Izmir city.
The funeral ceremony was held outside the residency of Izmir's provincial governor.
Sekin's police colleagues carried his coffin, wrapped in a Turkish flag, among the large crowd which had gathered for the solemn occasion.
Some Turkish citizens expressed their worries following the attack, but said Turkey will stay united and hopefully overcome the situation.
Turkish police detained 18 people in connection with Thursday's gun and bomb attack which killed two people in the city of Izmir.
The government said Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were responsible for the attack.
The car bombing and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Turkey's third largest city, located on its western Aegean coast, highlighted the country's deteriorating security after a gunman killed 39 people in a New Year's Day mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub.
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