According to an article in the Greek Cypriot newspaper Politis titled “Inhuman treatment against Turkish citizen aged 60”, KİSA (Equality, Support, and Antiracism Movement), a Greek Cypriot organisation, has condemned an incident of serious mistreatment of a Turkish citizen aged 60 by a Greek Cypriot police officer.
According to a statement issued by KİSA, the 60 -year -old Turkish citizen crossed the border gate from the Ledra Palace check point on his bicycle, without realising that he was liable to be stopped and checked. A police team vehicle then ordered him to return to the checkpoint. Following instructions, the 60-year-old Turkish citizen returned to the check point whereupon a policeman began to beat him without reason or provocation. The complainant lost his balance and fell off his bike, after which the policeman started to kick him.