Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the Turkish government to investigate “serious abuses” allegedly committed by police and “nightwatchmen” against more than a dozen people in the southeast and in Istanbul.
In a worrying increase of violent treatment in custody, Turkish police and community “night watchmen” have committed serious abuses against people detained in Diyarbakır & İstanbul. The official response has been knee-jerk denial rather than investigation. https://t.co/Qf83cn1gU5 pic.twitter.com/iHxuWarTSt— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 29, 2020
Turkish police scuffle with a small group of faithful trying to enter the overcrowded plaza of the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul on July 24, 2020 as thousands of people gather outside Hagia Sophia to perform the Friday prayer. (AFP)