Defendant Onur Gencer threatened the presiding judge

The incident happened in Çankaya district on June 17 last year. Onur Gencer, a former health worker who came to the HDP provincial presidency on the 2nd floor of the office building, shot and killed Deniz Poyraz, who was working a day in his place because his mother, who served tea at the party, was sick.

Police and medical teams were dispatched to the address after gunfire. The police cordoned off the street where the building is located with a security tape and closed it to pedestrians. Gencer was caught with the police work and taken into custody. Onur Gencer was arrested in the courthouse where he was transferred.

In the indictment prepared regarding the incident, Gencer was said to have carried out the attack with an American-made “Ruger” 9mm pistol and fired 10 rounds into the magazine. After the incident, it was stated that Gencer had no other firearms on him or in his bag. Gencer, a former medical personnel, received weapons training at the range, and a total of 115 phone signals were detected at various times in the area between June 17, 2020 and June 17, 2021, between June 17, 2020 and June 17, 2021, The accused was also in the area 24 times. included in the indictment. Gencer said that a day before the incident, he argued with people believed to be HDP supporters on social media and shared a message against those who insulted the martyred police officers. was also in the indictment.


In the indictment The defendant said he visited the building on the pretext of going to the English class located on the upper floor of the HDP provincial building. specified. About Gencer in light of the evidence collected “Intentional Murder by Design”, “violation of immunity at work” and “damaging the building, facility or property used by political parties or professional organizations” He was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment and 7 years in prison for his crimes. The indictment was accepted by the 6th High Criminal Court. Defendant Gencer appeared before the judge for the third time today.


The detained defendant Onur Gencer attended the hearing with the audio and video information system (SEGBİS). Relatives of Poyraz, party lawyers and party members were present in the room. The hearing began after receipt of requests for identification and participation. Özkan Yücel, the head of the Izmir Bar, who spoke, reacted to the fact that the accused was not brought into the room. Türkan Aslan Ağaç, the lawyer for the Poyraz family, also said that they prepared about 300 questions for the defendant, but the connection with SEGBİS is against the face-to-face principle. Tree, “I have been practicing law for 25 years and I want the accused to be brought to justice. We need to contact the accused. We need to see his gestures and facial expressions. This way there will be no fair trial. .” mentioned. Tree demanded an interim decision and the accused to be brought to the courtroom. The court denied the defendant’s request to be brought to the courtroom.


The office of the court rejected the request of the lawyers present in the courtroom to be recorded in the minutes. The delegation stated that only proxies will be allowed for cross-examination. The other lawyers present in the room therefore reacted to the delegation. The hearing was adjourned for 5 minutes at the request of the President of the Izmir Bar, Özkan Yücel, who criticized the decision. Speaking after the break, the defendant’s lawyer, Ahmet Can Gürlek, requested an appeal against the commission’s rejection of the lawyers’ request to be entered into the record. Speaking again after Gürlek, the president of the Izmir Bar Association, lawyer Özkan Yücel, said: “We want justice for this country. We want this country to look freely into the future. That’s why we reject every member judge and you.” mentioned.


Lawyer Türkan Aslan Ağaç, who spoke, also requested a “rejection commission”. Tree, “We want you to step down because we think the impartiality of the tribunal is gone. If you don’t agree to that, we refuse the delegation.”

After the speeches of the lawyers, the president of the court gave the floor to the defendants. Defendant Gencer, “His own rhetoric shows that HDP buildings are nests of terror” He asked for a discount on the incentive. Thereupon the people in the room reacted to the accused. The presiding judge warned the defendant Gencer. This time, the defendant Gencer addressed the presiding judge, “I’m going to be a problem for you” When he said it, the reactions in the room increased again. The presiding judge ordered the accused to be removed from the SEGBİS room.


After the speeches, the tentative decision was announced. Deciding on the continued detention of the accused, the committee decided to write a letter to the prison so that he could be present in the room at the next hearing. The committee, which rejected the request for a “rejection committee”, decided to send the case to the 7th High Criminal Court in Izmir for consideration with the written opinion of the court committee, and adjourned the hearing to July 18, 2022.


Besides relatives of Poyraz’s family, HDP Group Vice Chairman Saruhan Oluç, Istanbul CHP MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu, HDP MPs and party members attended the press release held in front of the courthouse before the hearing.

HDP Group Vice President Saruhan Oluç in his pre-trial press release said that the judiciary in Turkey has become the stick and the plaything of the government, “We said that it was not a murder, assassination or massacre committed by a single person. It is known that behind such political attacks and massacres in Turkey, there are always various gangs and dark circles concentrated within the state. In all these cases attacks and It has always been like this in the massacres. These gangs and dark groups which were concentrated inside the state, carried out all kinds of “protection and protection, training, instigation and planning activities. The murder of our friend Deniz Poyraz is such a thing. We said on the first day: the shooter is clear, the murderer is certain. , that’ is a villain. But the most important thing is to know who are those who instigated this hitman? Who planned this murder, this assassination? Who are the political and bureaucratic concentration among those who trained this hitman and instigator of This hitman? We said, “They must be d statements”. Unfortunately, the court committee has not yet taken the necessary action. First name” mentioned.

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