State forces have been recorded on a mobile phone forcing their way into a house to search it in Turkey’s south-eastern province of Bingöl (Çewlîg).
The forced entry was carried out as part of a series of raids that resulted in the arrest of dozens of individuals in various Kurdish-majority districts.
The purpose of the raids was seemingly to prevent mass protests on the anniversary of the abduction and incarceration of Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Ten people were detained in Bingöl, but they were released after making statements.
In the village of Hesnawe in the Karlıova (Kanîreş) district of Bingöl, someone managed to record one of the raids on a mobile phone.
A member of the household by the name of Emin Canpolat was allegedly subjected to violence during the raid, and was eventually detained.
The family of Emin Canpolat and other villagers later told Mezopotamya News Agency that they would lodge a complaint against the state officials over the use of violence and damage to their property.