An expert report published regarding the death of Kemal Kurkut, a young Kurdish man who was gunned down by police in Diyarbakır in 2017, has said that Kurkut's killing was "inexcusable." The report also said that there was no evidence that Kurkut was a member of a terrorist organization and that he was not a threat at the scene of the shooting.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking between three and nine years for a police officer who shot and killed university student Kemal Kurkut during Newroz spring celebrations in Diyarbakır in 2017.
Disproportionate use of force by the Turkish police does not start nor end with Gezi. There are other cases of killing and the use of torture by the security forces. Usually, the victims are Kurds or Alevis that are accused after their deaths of being terrorists. When it comes to police brutality and use of violence against opponents, who can picture the president of Turkey as a democratic, peaceful and just political figure?