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Turkey’s National “Islamist” Police reportedly establish special torture unit following coup attempt.

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With allegations of ill-treatment of Turkey’s post-coup detainees becoming more widespread with every passing day, TR724 has claimed that the National Police Department has set up a torture unit in order to deal with alleged coup plotters.

122 arrested, 278 others detained over coup charges on Tuesday
A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves being hunted down and taken into custody.
At least 122 people were arrested, while 278 others were detained over the past 24 hours, according to Turkish news agencies.
Police carried out the operations in 38 provinces across Turkey. With most of the arrestees police officers, those arrested over the past day also included academics; teachers, court personnel, businessmen, aid organisation staff and health personnel.
Among those detained are academics, teachers, public servants, small business owners and police officers.
The victims of Tuesday. operations carried out as part of the massive purge have been added to the already-huge group of people who have been either detained or arrested since July 15.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement. Despite Gülen and the movement having denied the accusation, Erdoğan — calling the coup attempt “a gift from God” — and the government launched a widespread purge aimed at cleansing sympathizers of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.
More than 100,000 people have been purged from state bodies, nearly 43,000 detained and 24,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees included journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian.

Independent news portal TR724 on Sunday published the third part in a series on the re-emergence of torture in Turkey’s detention centers following a failed coup on July 15, based on the personal accounts of victims and their families.
What follows is a translation of a letter written by a teacher whose husband was detained in the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt.
“My name is S.A. I am a teacher.”
“Police raided our home at about midnight on a Thursday in late August. Officers rushed into the house after shouting from outside the door that warrants for the detention of my husband, A.A., and a search [of our house] had been issued. The voices could be heard even from the second floor. We barely managed to take a look at the warrants due to the commotion outside. The warrant was for someone with the initials Ö.I. Police officers said it was only a typing error.
“They were all very loud. I tried to to tell them our little child was sleeping to make them be quiet. I went into our child’s room. When I got back to the living room, after it had grown even louder, I saw that they were shouting at my husband: ‘On your feet!’ They handcuffed my husband behind his back and never let him sit down. They searched the entire house. I opened the window to get some air. They even reacted to this by glaring at me.
“May God curse those who put us in this situation, I prayed. One of them yelled back, ‘You pray to those putschists, pro-FETÖs.’
“While my husband was putting his clothes on, they asked where I worked. I said I am a teacher at a state-run school. ‘All right, we will also be seeing you in two days,’ they said.
“I didn’t hear from my husband for the first four days of his detention. I took some clothes to the detention center on the fourth day. They had me wait in the interrogation room. They asked me questions about my husband. They threatened me by saying: ‘Pro-coup FETÖ members are not allowed to work in state institutions. You will be suspended if we rat on you.’
“When they ultimately let my husband into the room, he was wretched. There were scars on his face. His mental state was bad. He begged not go back to the holding cell. ‘Give me a 50-year prison sentence if you like, but don’t take me back there,’ he said.
The police officers were yelling at me, saying: ‘If you have something to tell us, go ahead and save him!’ My husband was surrounded by four police officers while I was talking with him during the visit, and all were threatening him.
“It was obvious that they let my husband into the room just to show me how miserable he was.
“I looked for a lawyer for days, but I failed. None of the lawyers agreed to defend my husband. The bar association will assign a lawyer. I feel so helpless. My husband is being tortured. I fear for his life and mental health. Please help me!”

Independent news portal TR724 on Monday published the fourth part in a series on the re-emergence of torture in Turkey’s detention centers following a failed coup on July 15.

Unlike the other previously published installments, the fourth part focuses on the identities of the police officers who were specifically assigned to be responsible for torturing detainees in the aftermath of the putsch.

While the personal accounts of the victims and their families have been used as the primary sources for the revelations so far, TR724 stated that the social media posts of those who were involved in torture were referenced in this instance.

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With allegations of ill-treatment of Turkey’s post-coup detainees becoming more widespread with every passing day, TR724 has claimed that the National Police Department has set up a torture unit in order to deal with alleged coup plotters.
Independent news portal TR724 on Monday published the fourth part in a series on the re-emergence of torture in Turkey’s detention centers following a failed coup on July 15.
Unlike the other previously published installments, the fourth part focuses on the identities of the police officers who were specifically assigned to be responsible for torturing detainees in the aftermath of the putsch. While the personal accounts of the victims and their families have been used as the primary sources for the revelations so far, TR724 stated that the social media posts of those who were involved in torture were referenced in this instance.

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U.Ö and A.K., two chief inspectors in Ankara and İstanbul, respectively, were specially tasked with torturing soldiers allegedly involved in the July 15 coup attempt, the news portal claimed.
Participating in the interrogation of Gen. Akın Öztürk, one of the alleged leaders of the coup who was photographed after having been beaten, U.Ö also tortured several detainees by inserting bottles in their anuses, TR724 alleged, backing up its claims with the officer’s own statements.
Several S.A.T. commandos, meanwhile, were tortured for days by A.K. who drove them to forested land in İstanbul instead of a police station after they were detained following the July 15 coup attempt, according to the media outlet.
Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Department heads C.T., R.A.T., M.B., S.Y., M.T.G. and T.K. in Antalya were also involved in torture by inserting bottles in detainees’ anuses, the news platform stated.
Among other department heads who reportedly tortured detained judges, prosecutors and soldiers in İstanbul are F.A., A.S., İ.G., M.S., H.K., C.A. and Ö.F.G.
S.G., G.G. and E.A. from the Çanakkale Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit forced a detained woman to take off her headscarf, while the same staff also tortured detained academic S.T. to force him to plead guilty.

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