Turkish police to use new electromagnetic shock devices
A file photo of a stun gun. AFP PhotoThe Turkish Security Forces are set to purchase new electromagnetic shock wave devices for use against demonstrators in public protests as a alternative to pepper spray, water cannons and batons, daily Posta reported today.
The device, called "Silent Guardian Protection," heats up the body's temperature and causes paresthesias by transmiting electromagnetic waves when it is used on someone.
"Silent Guardian Protection" does not cause permanent health problems and provides long distance protection by restricting people's ability to move, according to reports.
The device was reportedly introduced to the Turkish Police Department by Mesan Electronics Industry Trade Inc., but has not yet been purchased, Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin reportedly said.