Police file complaint against Turkish opposition deputies

Police file complaint against Turkish opposition deputies

ADANA - Cihan News Agency
Several police officers in the southern province of Adana have filed a complaint against three main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies, accusing them of insulting the officers, the Turkish nation, the Republic and public institutions.

Lawyer Ertuğrul Doğaner filed a complaint on behalf of the 11 police officers against CHP deputies Süheyl Batum, Levent Gök and Hüseyin Aygün, accusing them of making insults during a Taksim Gezi Park protest.

Doğaner accused the deputies of “insulting his clients” and the “Turkish nation, the Republic, public organs and institutions” in his petition.

Reading a press statement in front of the Adana Courthouse, Doğaner accused CHP Eskişehir deputy Batum of insulting the police officers during a press conference on June 8. He also claimed that CHP Ankara deputy Gök directly insulted police officers in Ankara during the protests.

Doğaner also said CHP Tunceli deputy Aygün defined police officers as “[Turkish Prime Minister Recep] Tayyip Erdoğan’s guards and state terror,” at a press conference in Parliament.