15 May 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5]

15 May 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(05/124) Police Violence Claim in İstanbul…

It is learned from news coverage of May 14, 2018 that director Fatih Ahmet Akıncı was subjected to verbal and physical violence of a police officer that he discussed at Çağlayan Police Station in Kağıthane district of Istanbul on May 9, 2018. It is also learned that Fatih Ahmet Akıncı was at the police station for his lost dog, and he was injured at hand due to physical violence. It is reported that Fatih Ahmet Akıncı made an official complaint to the prosecutor’s office.

(05/125) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

On May 14, 2018, 2 soldiers got injured (1 is heavily) in an attack to security forces in rural areas of İdil district of Şırnak.

(05/126) Rejection to Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan…

It is learned that the appeal made on May 14, 2018 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s sister and brother along with the families of Hamili Yıldırım, Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysel Aktaş in order to visit, was rejected the same day on the grounds of limitations for prisoners in accordance with the Law on the Execution of Criminal and Security Measures Number 5275. With the last rejection, it was the 75th time that appeals for visiting Öcalan have been rejected since September 11, 2016.

(05/127) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling for a while to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on May 14, 2018 at 13.30 and 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on May 14, 2018, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Derviş Lemi) and at 18.00 4 people (Nazan Bozkurt, Simge Aksan, İlker Işık and Mehmet Dersulu) were detained.

Thus in total 6 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on May 14, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.


(05/128) Detained Magazine Employee in Bingöl…

Yüksel Azak, an employee of Demokratik Modernite magazine, is detained in Bingöl for he should testify for an investigation, on May 14, 2018 and is taken to Bingöl Police Headquarters.

(05/129) Person Detained for Social Media Posts in Izmir…

It is learned that on May 14, 2018, during a criminal record check in Karşıyaka district of Izmir, a person named Enes Çağlayan was detained for ‘making propaganda of an illegal organisation on social media posts’ and was taken to Izmir Police Headquarters.

(05/130) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On May 14, 2018, 21 people (including Major Mustafa Yoldaş, Silivri Gendarmerie Commander) in operations covering 18 cities through an Ağrı based investigation, 15 people including military members on duty in operations covering 11 cities through a Tokat based investigation are detained.

On May 11, 2018 a warrant was issued for 300 people (including 211 military members on duty) through an Istanbul based investigation about illegal organisation structure in Turkish Armed Forces. On May 11, 2018 and following days, 200 people including 198 military members on duty were detained in operations covering 52 cities. It is learned that 8 colonels, 6 lieutenant colonels, 21 major commanders and 13 lieutenants are detained.

6 of 15 people (14 of them are military members on active duty) who were detained on May 8, 2018 through a Samsun based investigation are arrested by the court on May 14, 2018. It is reported that 5 people are released (4 of them are on juridical control conditions) and 4 people are still under custody.

(05/131) Elections on June 24, 2018….

It is learned that an armed assault was carried out to Coordination Centre of AKP in Beypazarı district of Ankara on May 14, 2018. It is reported that nobody got injured due to attack, and the assaulter or assaulters are unknown.

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