ISTANBULISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police used tear gas to disperse a few dozen women who were still in central Istanbul after trying to march on Sunday evening to celebrate International Women’s Day. Reuters reporters saw the crowd, which was
Dün Taksim'de polis tarafından "şiddet tünelinden" geçirildim, gözaltı aracına "özel istek üzerine" ters kelepçeyle bindirildim. Araç içerisinde işkenceye uğradım.
Kadın kurtuluş mücadelemizi engellemeye çalışanlar çok iyi bilmelidir ki işkencelerine teslim olmadık, olmayacağız! pic.twitter.com/1jDbrIOA5Z
— Ezgi Çetinkaya (@cetinkayaez) March 9, 2020
Police on March 8 used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd gathered on Taksim’s Istiklal Street to mark International Women’s Day, while also detaining 34 people.
Earlier in the day, Istanbul Governor’s Office announced the decision to close down Taksim metro station and parts of nearby Şişhane station and to block all the roads leading to main square.
A 17-year-old was killed when a car hit him as he rode an electric scooter in central Istanbul.
A car hit the 17-year-old male was riding on Büyükdere Street, one of the main boulevards connecting Istanbul neighborhoods.
Passenger Okan Y. was thrown off the scooter and died on the scene.
Turkey has ranked in the top 10 countries to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, a survey by London-based social media company We Are Social revealed.
The number of Instagram users in Turkey has risen by 2.8 percent in 2020, reaching a total number of 38 million users. Turkey ranks sixth in the world in terms of Instagram usage.