27 Aug 2015 Lvl. 1
Alert created on: 31 Jul 2015 Turkey
DIHA Journalist Cüneyt Yavuz Injured in Tear Gas Canister Attack During Clashes Between Police and Protesters
On 26 July 2015, Cüneyt Yavuz, a journalist working for Istanbul-based Kurdish news agency Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), was injured in the leg by a tear gas canister fired by the riot police during protests in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Gazi. Police reportedly prevented ambulances from accessing the area, causing Yavuz to wait around an hour for treatment. Riots broke out between police and protestors during the funeral of a member of the leftist group who was killed two days before and the journalist was believed to have been targeted in an attempt by the authorities to curtail media reporting on the event.
27 Aug 2015
Response of the Turkish Government