At least 20 detained in Gezi raids in Ankara
AA PhotoAt least 20 people were detained as result of early morning raids that occurred in the capital city of Ankara, targeting over 30 locations.
The suspects were detained for attending Gezi Park protests and attacking the police, and are also accused of being members of a terror organization.
The raids followed Ankara police department surveying camera footage from the Gezi protest in the city, and targeted those who were reportedly identified as causing harm to police forces and to the surroundings.
The raids are still ongoing in the city and the number of detainees may increase, according to reports.
Some 2.5 million protestors hit the streets across Turkey since the unrest began on May 31 over the attempt to demolish Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
Only in two cities did people not attend protests while 79 cities witnessed big protests, the Interior Ministry’s record of protests said according to daily Milliyet’s report.