July 3, 2022

Turkey gathers US minister over advance notice on police techniques

The US representative to Ankara has been gathered to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over an advance notice to US residents in Turkey about going to a political convention that alluded to police swarm control techniques, state-run media said Sunday.The consulate posted a message on its site on May 18 in front of an Istanbul rally for the resistance Peoples Republican Party, or CHP, on Saturday evening.The Turkish National Police have utilized measures, including water cannons, nerve gas and non-deadly shots, to control packs at fights before, the caution to US residents in Turkey expressed.

The US representative to Ankara has been gathered to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over an advance notice to US residents in Turkey about going to a political convention that alluded to police swarm control techniques, state-run media said Sunday.

The government office posted a message on its site on May 18 in front of an Istanbul rally for the resistance People’s Republican Party, or CHP, on Saturday night.

“The Turkish National Police have utilized measures, including water guns, poisonous gas and non-deadly shots, to control jams at fights before,” the caution to US residents in Turkey expressed. “There is serious areas of strength for a comparable measures will be utilized at this showing.” The state-run Anadolu news organization, refering to anonymous service sources, detailed that Ambassador Jeffry Flake was gathered so the Turkish government could communicate its “uneasiness” over “the unwarranted claims” in the US advance notice.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday gave its own admonition to Turkish residents in the US that appeared to reflect the American assertion. It said, previously, live ammo, electroshocks, nerve gas and “rough demonstrations” had been utilized by US police to subdue shows.

Unfamiliar consulates in Turkey routinely caution their residents to stay away from huge groups and fights.