Video shows Turkish police kicking, beating woman on ground


A cell phone video that shows two police officers in Antalya repeatedly striking a woman with a baton has prompted an investigation, authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to the 45-second clip that was recorded by a passersby and released on Twitter, two officers and a woman exchange a series of escalating insults and challenges, and the brawl ends up with officers repeatedly striking the woman on the upper part of her body and her head.

The video posted on Twitter doesn’t show what led to the incident.

The whereabouts of the woman are unknown.

According to the Birgün daily, the victim was a foreign national, and an investigation has been launched into the incident by the Antalya Police Department.

The two officers were suspended. (Turkey Purge)


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