What To Expect If You’re Detained By Turkish Police During A Demonstration

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This past weekend I was detained and taken into custody by Turkish police near Ankara’s Kizilay Square, a few blocks away from my family’s apartment on the 1 year anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park protests. The most dangerous weapon I was in possession of was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS 10 camera and while Article 34 of the Turkish Constitution allows peaceful demonstrations to be held without prior permission, 118 people including myself were rounded up in Ankara.

My 8 hour detention gave me a firsthand look into a dangerous process that has become disturbingly routine in Turkey for ...

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