Police drone shot down by gendarmerie in Taksim Square
“We were not informed about the [drone] flight. We shot it down because we considered it a threat,” a gendarmerie officer told police officials.
Police officers took the drone, which was worth approximately 10,000 TL ($1675), to their headquarters to repair it.
Gendarmerie forces, usually not stationed in city centers but in rural areas, were deployed at Taksim Square with armed anti-drone teams for possible attacks in order to support Istanbul police.