The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chairman of the
southeastern province of Diyarbakır's Lice district, Orhan Mercan was
shot dead early on June 1, the party’s district chairman said.
was shot in front of his house in the Mulla neighborhood and taken to
Lice State Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to İsmail
Initial indications point to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) being responsible for the attack, Demir said.