50 nineteen-year old soldiers were enroute to a military base in Bingol after having completed their basic military training in Malatya. They had been given neither armor nor armed guards. Around 18:00, their buses were stopped by the members of PKK, the Kurdish separatist terrorist organization. All of the passengers were taken to a nearby village to wait for nightfall.
[...regardless of where they are born and raised, all soldiers bleed red when they are shot...]