Police raids yacht party over violation of COVID-19 measures
Çetin Aydın – ISTANBUL
The police launched the raid after receiving a notice informing about the yacht party, dispatching teams to the boat, named “Semiramis 1” just off the Kabataş district.
Police fined each of the party attenders 3,180 liras for loud music and violating physical distancing rules. The yacht was later evacuated.
The owner of the yacht and the party organizer were taken to a police station for questioning.
The police also said the yacht had lacked some necessary documents and did not have enough personnel.
Police officials also said it was rented by a nightclub, without giving further details.