“Today is supposedly the [Eid al-Adha] holiday. We didn't give up our holiday to come here for nothing. We're here because we're burning up inside. Unfortunately, this holiday has been soured for us," said the father of Uğur Özkan, one of the massacre's victims.
The 60 protesters who were detained in Istanbul and İzmir were released on July 21, and medical examinations of the detainees showed that they had been subject to police torture.