Together with physical violence, all journalists had been subjected to tear gas used by the security forces in an unrestricted manner.
Turkey's Union of Journalists (TGC) condemned the authorities' violent attitude towards their colleagues while at least one reporter of Cumhuriyet daily, Alper Turgut filed a legal complaint after being subjected to police violence.
Vatan daily photo-journalist Bülent Turgut had been tried to be arrested while trying to cover the events and Radikal daily reporter Demet Bilge Ergün had been beaten up by the police without any prior notification.
As she declared her identity as a journalists, the police officer responded as "Don't walk around then", she recalled after the incident.
Their colleagues protested the police's action on lieu. Furthermore, it's reported that one of Su TV's cameras were broken by security forces.
On another account, Jineps newspaper editor-in-chief Görkem Yılmazer, who had been taken under custody on allegations of possessing explosives is set free after the public prosecutor collected his testimony.(EÖ/EÜ)
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