An Eskişehir court has convicted Turkey’s Interior Ministry to pay a compensation of TL707,000 to the family of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, who was killed during mass protests that sparked in protest of government plans to demolish the Gezi Park in İstanbul’s Taksim neighborhood in the summer of 2013, according to a story in the Hürriyet daily on Monday.
The court ruled that TL650,000 would be paid to the family for non-pecuniary damages while TL57,000 would be paid for pecuniary damages.
Korkmaz, who was 19, was beaten to death on June 2, 2013, by a group of officers and civilians Eskişehir during the 2013 Gezi Park protests. He died on July 10, 2013, after spending 38 days in a coma.
Last December, the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals approved a verdict against two police officers who were found guilty of killing Korkmaz.
Officers Mevlüt Saldoğan and Yalçın Akbulut, who were both convicted to 10 years and 10 months in jail, will serve prison terms that were handed down by a Kayseri court after the case was re-evaluated. (turkishminute.com) March 27, 2017