Police officers who worked at Gezi protests honored
ISPARTA – Doğan News Agency
Gov Oğuz (L) gives outstanding service awards to the police officers, who worked at the Gezi Park protests in Isparta. DHA photoPolice officers who participated in the operations against the Gezi Park protests in the southern province of Isparta were presented outstanding service awards by the governor.
Isparta Gov. Memduh Oğuz gave outstanding service awards to the 102 police officers who worked at the Gezi Park protests in the city at a ceremony.
Oğuz praised the police officers for not making concessions to the protesters in the city, speaking at the ceremony, which was attended by the city’s police chief, Mehmet Or.
The governor also claimed that many people came to the city from neighboring cities and districts to join the protests, adding that around 6,000 people had attended the protests.
“Protesters started to collect stones and put on masks to create trouble. But our police did not respond to them and kept a balanced attitude. I, our people, and our police have contributed to the efforts to prevent any trouble during protests in Isparta,” said Oğuz.