The district governor’s office in Istanbul’s Arnavutköy has banned people from swimming due to a risk of drowning in the face of strong winds and high waves. Despite this ban, several people went to the Arnavutköy beach to cool off as Istanbulites have been recently suffering from heat waves.
One of the citizens got into an argument here with the lifeguards about entering the sea. The argument turned into a physical fight and four-five lifeguards en masse battered the citizen in question. A video shared on social media showed the man lying on the beach and being physically attacked by the lifeguards.
The global rise in temperatures due to climate change has led to a series of extreme heat waves this summer, with experts issuing weather alerts. Several provinces of Turkey, including Istanbul, have not been spared from these heat waves, with citizens finding the solution by entering the sea.
Bunlar nasıl cankurtaran! Denizin içinde dövdüler. Bu nasıl şiddet!— İstanbul'da Havadis (@isthavadis34) August 7, 2023
Arnavutköy Karaburu'nda bir genç beş cankurtaran tarafından deniz içinde öldüresiye dayak yedi.
Kimse onları durduramadı. Bir ara dayak yiyen çocuğun kardeşi engel olmak istese de başarılı olamadı… pic.twitter.com/hScoC4OMB9