The Department of Police has submitted a summary of proceedings to the Chief Public Prosecutor in Ankara which details the property damage suffered by 104 business locations, 28 official institutions and 48 banks and lists the 21 bank teller machines and 74 automobiles which were completely destroyed in demonstrations.
Twenty retailers in Istanbul and 260 in Ankara have filed complaints for vandalism suffered during the nationwide protests which erupted over redevelopment plans for Taksim's Gezi Park. The summary of proceedings prepared by police notes that although the protests began based on democratic demands, as the demonstrations progressed "terrorist organizations, and other open-air structures belonging to the organization were found to be involved in demonstrations to ensure the protests quickly transformed into other attempted bids."
The summary detailed accounts of demonstrator groups provoked by terrorists attempting to stage attacks on the Prime Ministry Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey's Grand National Assembly, The Presidential Building, the Prime Ministry Official Residence, Prime Minister Erdoğan's home in Keçiören, the AK Party General Headquarters as well as other organization buildings.
The police record also stated that "the terrorist acts of terrorist organizations attempting to control the protests in order to channel demonstrations for their own gain and ideology through the use of social media, political actors and the national and foreign press, has now become an element of threat."
This is a translation of an article originally written by Aliye Çetinkaya.