It came out that the woman killed in the attack by Turkish troops at Suruç-Kobanê border today is 28-year-old Kader Ortakaya, an activist from the Collective Freedom Platform and post-graduate at Marmara University.
Kader Ortakaya has lost her life after being shot on the head as Turkish troops fired real bullets and intense tear gas on artists affiliated to the Initiative for Free Art who formed a human chain at Suruç-Kobanê border today.
Soldiers also fired tear gas and real bullets on the people at the Kobanê side of the border.
The young woman’s body has been taken to the hospital in Kobanê and will reportedly be transferred to the Forensic Medicine Institution in Urfa via the Mürşitpınar border crossing.
Kader Ortakaya was from Siverek district of Urfa and doing master degree at Marmara University in Istanbul after graduating from the department of sociology. Ortakaya was joining the resistance vigil in the villages of Mehser and Miseynter for around 25 days. She had also taken part in the works of women’s academy in Amed, Gezi protests of last year, as a person known to be sensitive towards social events.
Speaking to a program hosted by journalist Hayri Demir for Sterk TV the day before, Ortakaya had said that; “We are going to fight to the last drop of blood until there where the seeds of freedom are spread, and where they are attacking, is liberated.”
A facebook post of hers on 30 September reads; “Every revolution begins with a small spark. And there exists a fire of life at the barrel of every gun. Such great dreams begin with journeys in which the ways are hit by those daring it.”