Police raid on union unlawful: Ombudsman
ANKARATurkey’s ombudsman has decided to issue a recommendation to the Interior Ministry and Police Department to pay compensation to the Harbor Workers’ Union (Liman-İş) due to the disproportionate force used in a police raid in March, Anadolu Agency has reported.
As part of operations into the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) following two attacks against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters and the Justice Ministry in Ankara on March 18, police raided Liman-İş with counterterrorism unit helicopter support.
Police broke down the doors while entering the Liman-İş headquarters in Ankara at 5:30 a.m., but the raid resulted in no detentions or confiscations of documents or computers.
Liman-İş applied to Ombudsman Nihat Ömeroğlu to demand an apology and compensation for pecuniary and nonpecuniary damages caused by the police raid.