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Police Response Inadequate: Akinci

Police Response Inadequate: Akinci

January 24
18:16 2018

President Mustafa Akıncı met yesterday with the Chief Director of Police Süleyman Manavoğlu following Monday’s incidents in front of the offices of Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Afrika’ and the parliament building.

Akıncı demanded that a detailed investigation be carried out and a report be prepared.

North Cyprus News - Protestors on Assembly roofAccording to a statement issued by the President’s office, the meeting focused on the lack of security at the protests which led to damage at the daily’s office as well as two protestors climbing to the top of the parliament building where they waved flags before being brought down.

The President demanded that those responsible be detected and brought before justice as soon as possible.

Stating that the protests had grown out of control and become violent, Akıncı said that the failure of the police to prevent this from happening was unacceptable.

He said that necessary measures should be taken or put in place as to prevent the repetition of such an incident in the future.

Yesterday, all leaders of the six political parties which were received by President Mustafa Akıncı as part of the ongoing procedure to form a new government expressed concern and disappointment over the incidents which took place at the protests.

BRT