His name is Berkin Elvan. Berkin Elvan was 15 years old when he got hit by a tear gas capsule on his way to buy bread. He was not a “gezi protester”, he was just a kid who left home to buy food. 269 days ago Berkin Elvan was alive and his weight was 45 kg. When his death declared this morning, he was 16 years old and only 16 kg. He is killed by police brutality, he is killed by the government. He is killed by Turkish press that takes direct orders from the prime minister. Still, the police who pulled the trigger is not known. Probably because no judge or prosecutor gives a damn about who your killer is, while they are busy saving the governments ass from corruption allegations.
Today, we are living in a damn country that you can’t be sure if you can come back to your home alive or if not, whether your murderer will be found. We are sick, tired and angry. But not dead yet.
His name is Berkin Elvan, and he will be 16 years old, forever.