A few years ago two Turkish women went out for a walk along Istikla Avenue in the city of Istanbul. It was a pleasant day, they were chatting when suddenly police halted them demanding identity cards. At this point, the story becomes muddled, the women claim they did produce the documents, but an argument ensued. For some reason, the police slapped the women and took them to the jail house where the women were further physically assaulted.
The police charged they feared for their lives from some action by these two females. They further charge the women insulted them. And, they are members of the POLICE force so how dare any citizen make insulting remarks to them., The women finally were in court where the judge sent them to prison for five months for “insulting police officers.”
We suggest to readers that when in Istanbul talk politely to members of the police force, they quickly get feelings hurt if you make a nasty remark to them.