Chambers launch probe into İzmir beating case
Fevziye Cengiz, 37, was beaten by two police officers in İzmir last September. DHA photoThe Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) and the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) have launched an investigation after footage emerged showing three police officers beating a woman in İzmir in July.
“The police are there to protect the citizens. Their duty is not to commit crimes but to provide protection from crime,” said Vedat Ahsen Coşar, the head of the Turkish Bar Association (TBB).
The HSYK will examine an indictment presented in September by the prosecutor’s office against Fevziye Cengiz, 37, who stands accused of “insulting and injuring a civil servant.” A separate suit was filed against the three officers on the charge of “using excessive force” on Nov. 28. “First we are going to determine where the entry and exit documents pertaining to Cengiz’s detention were issued and which judge signed them. We are going to look to see whether there is any information about her being subjected to battery,” said TTB head Eriş Bilaloğlu.