TOMA water cannon, Ankara, 2013
|Type||Law Enforcement, Riot control|
|Engagements||2013 Turkish protests|
The Çevik Kuvvet (English: Agile Force or Rapid Response Force) is the riot squad of the General Directorate of Security (Turkish National Police). It was established in 1982, replacing the Toplum Polisi. In 2016, a member of the riot police, Melvut Altintas, shot and killed Turkish Ambassador Andrei Karlov. He was prowling behind the Ambassador before shooting him in the back many times.
- 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
- "Chilling moment off-duty cop calmly shoots Russian ambassador dead".
- adanaegemengazetesi, 8 January 2011, "Akrep" artık daha donanımlı
- "Cop yerine FN 303 | Dünya Bülteni". Dunyabulteni.net. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
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