Turkish police arrest 30 over Gezi protests

As part of investigations into the Gezi Park incidents, Turkish police have raided over 100 homes and currently 30 individuals are detained.

Turkish police arrest 30 over Gezi protests

World Bulletin/News Desk

As part of the ongoing investigations into the Gezi Park protests, the Istanbul Anti-Terror Branch Directorate teams launched an operation in the early hours of Monday morning.

Turkish police raided over 100 homes and currently 30 individuals are detained.

The detainees allegedly organized the protests and were involved in violence.

In İzmir, a court decided to arrest 11 suspects on charges of being members of terrorist organizations, being involved in violence that damaged public buildings, vehicles and businesses and provoking people.

The arrests came after police earlier detained 15 suspects in raid in 16 addressess in four Western provinces – İzmir, Balıkesir, Manisa and Bursa. Two suspects were set free by prosecutors after the detained people were referred to a courthouse. Another two suspects were released pending trial out of 13 suspects who were referred to the court. The rest were arrested.

42 people have been detained in four raids in İzmir since the protests had started and 37 of them have been arrested.

Last Mod: 16 Temmuz 2013, 17:29
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