Probe launched into Turkish orphanage after girls harm themselves
Several girls reportedly started fighting for an unknown reason around noon on Dec. 21 at the Atatürk Orphanage, prompting orphanage officials to cancel their leave permits for the weekend.
At around 8 p.m. on the same day, seven students allegedly harmed themselves to protest the cancelation of their permits, while also harming the furniture in their rooms.
Orphanage officials then notified the police and medical teams, followed by ambulances that took the seven girls to the hospital.
They were said to be in good health after receiving treatment.
While police units carried out examinations inside the orphanage, an investigation was launched into the case.
According to a statement released by the Ankara Governor’s Office, police intervened in the fight between the girls and further information will be shared with the public when the results from the investigation have been obtained.