A Turkish Court Orders Arrest of 4 Suspects for Violent Incidents in Istanbul

Istanbul, May 30 (QNA) – Istanbul Magistrates Criminal Court in Turkey has ordered to detain four people among 11 others who set for trial earlier Thursday night against the backdrop of the May 22nd-Monday’s violent incidents in Istanbul’s Okmeydani district, which left two people dead and nine others injured, eight of whom were police officers.

After investigating the 11 detainees , Istanbul Public Prosecutor decided to refer them to court and asked for their arrest.

The court decided the arrest of four, and the release of seven others due to the absence of any charges against them.

Hasan Yilmaz , a member of the prosecution staff in the Anti-terrorism and Organized Crime Unit said that the decision to refer the defendants to the court came after accusing them of “committing acts of violence in the name of a terrorist organization.”
Anadolu Agency (AA) said that forensic sources in Istanbul made it clear that the bullets that took the lives of two people in those events were fired from a weapon belonging to a police element. (QNA)

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