As protests continue throughout Turkey, the toll of the outrageous use of excessive force by Turkish police is rising.
In Antakya (Hatay), Abdullah Cömert, aged 22, was the first individual confirmed to have been killed due to abusive force. The back of Cömert’s skull was crushed, though the exact cause of death has not yet been determined.
His funeral was attended by thousands. According to the Bianet and other sources, however, security forces employed abusive force in attempting to control the protests that followed the funeral.
And still the casualties mount. According to the Turkish Medical Association, more than four thousand have now been injured by police violence, scores of them seriously.
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