Police attack youths dancing to Kurdish music in Istanbul
In the Kadiköy district of Istanbul, young people dancing to Kurdish music were attacked and abused by the police. Four young men were detained in the crackdown.
In the Kadiköy district of Istanbul, young people dancing to Kurdish music were attacked by police on Sunday and their loudspeaker was confiscated. When the young people protested, the police used tear gas. A scuffle ensued, after which a police officer fired shots into the air. The youths fled and were pursued by the police. Four young men were taken into custody and ill-treated.
The abused youths were placed on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs, and a nationalist march was played at the same time. At first it was unclear where they were taken. According to the latest information, they are now in the courthouse in Kartal.
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At the beginning of May, a Kurdish street musician was stabbed to death by a Turkish fascist in Kadiköy. The victim was Cihan Aymaz (30) from Kars, a member of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and a well-known street musician in Istanbul. He had been questioned a few days earlier because of a protest song against Erdoğan. His murderer, Mehmet Caymaz, allegedly asked the Kurdish musician to sing the nationalist-racist song "Ölürüm Türkiyem" (I die for you Turkey). When Aymaz refused, the killer allegedly stabbed him.