By Muhyeddin Beyca
BATMAN, Turkey (AA) - A week has passed since the PKK terrorists blew up explosives in Turkey’s southeastern province and claimed lives of civilians, yet the pain and sorrow of the grieving parents remain fresh.
On Sept. 12, improvised explosives planted by the PKK terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying forest workers in Kulp district of Diyarbakir, leaving seven people dead and a dozen others injured. Mehmet Bozyel, 17, was the youngest victim of the attack.
“My son wanted to be a lawyer. Those who carried out the attack are murderers. I lost my child to terror and don’t want others to experience the same,” Ahmet Bozyel, weeping father of Mehmet Bozyel, told Anadolu Agency.
Noting that his son was planning to get prepared for the upcoming university entrance exam this year, Bozyel said his son only wanted to earn some pocket money before becoming victim of PKK’s cruelty.
“On his way back home, the mine placed by the traitors exploded and my son became a martyr. God damn [PKK terrorists],” he lamented, saying his son was dreaming to take out his family from the grip of poverty after graduation from university.
“Let there be no terror, death. Let us live in peace, which is we all seek,” he said, slamming the terror group for claiming the lives of civilians in its acts of barbarity.
Hanim Boyzel, mother of the victim, said his son was doing his best to earn some pocket money which he planned to use for his education.
"Terror claimed my son's life [...] I can't soothe my pain, it burns inside [...] He was the eldest of my children," she said.
Ruken Bozyel, the sister, said her brother was a role model who guided her and other siblings to righteousness. "They [PKK terrorists] broke us, burnt us," she added.
"We would go to school together in the morning. Now that he is gone, with whom will I go to school? He would show us the right and wrong. Who will do this now?" she asked.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.