The Çevik Kuvvet (English: Agile Force or Rapid Response Force) is the full-time 'riot squad' of the General Directorate of Security (Turkish National Police). It was established in 1982, replacing the Toplum Polisi. Equipment includes TOMA water cannon vehicles, Otokar Akrep "scorpion" APCs and the FN 303 "less lethal" weapon.
water cannon in Istanbul, 2013
- ^ Aysen Uysal, "Riot police and policing protest in Turkey", in Laleh Khalili, Jillian Schwedler (2010), Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion, Hurst Publishers
- ^ adanaegemengazetesi, 8 January 2011, "Akrep" artık daha donanımlı
- ^ "Cop yerine FN 303 | Dünya Bülteni". Dunyabulteni.net. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-02-16.