A Turkish policeman who found Aylan Kurdi on Beach Sea ISTANBUL: A Turkish policeman WHO was pictured studying the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian exile Aylan Kurdi — whose death pricked the world’s conscience — aforesaid he thought of his own son once he saw the minor on the beach.
Speaking to Turkey’s Dogan agency, Mehmet Ciplak recounted however he prayed the limited boy was still alive as he walked towards him and scooped him up from the water’s edge.
“When I approached the baby, I aforesaid to myself, ‘Dear God I hope he is alive.’ however he showed no signs of life. i used to be crushed,” he said.
“I have a six-year-old son. the instant I saw the baby, i believed concerning my very own son and place myself into his father’s place. Words cannot describe what a tragic and tragic sight it had been.”
Ciplak supplementary he did not grasp the ikon, that reverberated across the globe, was being taken and said: “I was simply doing my job.”
Twelve refugees sunken on Wed once 2 boats sank on the short crossing to Ellas, and pictures of Aylan’s lifeless body washed onto land in Bodrum in southwest Turkey sparked international outrage over Europe’s migrant crisis.
Aylan was buried on Friday within the Syrian city of Kobane, itself currently an emblem of resistance by Syrian Kurds against Daesh or the soi-disant Islamic State (IS) extremists.