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Investigation against police chief Hanifi Zengin, who threatened journalists
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İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
28/08/2022
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Following the criminal complaint of the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) on charges of “misconduct in office”, “threat” and “violation of the freedom to work and labor”, the Directorate General of Security launched an investigation against police chief Hanifi Zengin, who threatened journalists. 

During the İstanbul Pride March on August 26, 2022, he was filmed laughingly touching a woman while she was running away, which led to a criminal complaint against him on charge of “harassment”. On July 7, 2022, he was filmed battering the health workers who were protesting violence in healthcare and the journalists who were covering the protest (August 28).