Turkmen activists beaten in Istanbul

On October 11, an attack on Turkmen activists was carried out in Istanbul, according to the Memorial Human Rights Center and the Turkmen Helsinki Human Rights Foundation.

At about 8 pm, unknown assailants attacked the Turkmen leaving the office of the organization of the society "Oguz culture, cooperation and education" on Sogutlu├žesme street.

Two activists and a visitor to the organization were injured. Civil activist Aziz Mammadov received severe blows to the face and a broken nose. Nurmukhamed Annayev, the head of the Oguz culture society , had his left arm injured, and his bag with his phone and documents was taken away from him. The third victim (her name is being specified) was hit in the head by a blow from a heavy object.

The crime was registered with the police. Doctors provided the victims with the necessary assistance.

Activists say one of the attackers resembles the man who attacked Turkmen protesters in Istanbul on August 1. This time, according to them, in his hands "was something metal like brass knuckles."

Activists link the attack to Nurmukhamed Annayev's planned trip to an OSCE / ODIHR event in Warsaw on October 14-15, where he was going to criticize the Turkmen regime.

The report notes that earlier there was information about attempts by the Turkmen authorities to use criminal structures to crack down on dissidents and activists of the protest movement in Turkey and Central Europe.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan