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Tuesday 7th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

THE funeral of the British-Kurdish film-maker Mehmet Aksoy who was killed by Isis while making a documentary in northern Syria will take place in London on Friday.

Mr Aksoy, who was born to a Kurdish family in 1985, became involved in the Kurdish Community Centre in London, developing his Kurdish identity and becoming politically active in the Kurdish struggle.

He had been assisting the People’s Protection Units (YPG) press office in Raqqa making videos and photo-stories. He was working on a feature-length documentary.

Mr Aksoy was killed in September after Isis fighters entered a military compound where he was filming. A total of six British people have died in Syria fighting or working with the YPG.

The ceremony will take place at 9.30am at the Kurdish Community Centre with speeches from his family and community representatives.

It will continue at 11.30am with a three-mile march from the community centre to Highgate Cemetery.




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