Grup Yorum members, who were rehearsing a concert in Beykoz Polonezköy, were detained. At the same time, the police raided the İdil Cultural Center.
The People’s Law Office announced that its clients Dilan Poyraz, Bahar Kurt, Betül Varan, Eren Erdem, Barış Yüksel and Sercan Toptancı, who are members of Grup Yorum, were detained in Polonezköy, a district of Beykoz.
According to the statement made by the People’s Law Office, while the members of Grup Yorum were detained, İdil Cultural Center in Okmeydanı was also raided by the police. It was shared that the police searches were continuing at the cultural center.
Social media users emphasized that the detentions and raids were carried out due to the concert the group applied to organize in Yenikapı Rally Area on August 9.
This is the scene at Idil Cultural Centre after the police raid, just before Grup Yorum's concert on Sunday.
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