Tag: Metropolitan Police

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TPA head Sgt Eren Emin “welcomes” Met apology on racist case study, urges community to “experience” new training course

The Turkish Police Association (TPA) chair Sergeant Eren Emin has responded to yesterday’s Metropolitan Police statement apologising to British Turks for the offence caused by its training material that concentrated a whole manner of vile and improbable criminal traits in a single person described as “Turkish”. In a written statement to T-VINE, the TPA chair said, […]

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Council leaders write to Met Police over racist training material targeting Turks

The pressure continues to pile on to the Metropolitan Police about its use of offensive training material on a course for new detectives, after the leaders of Enfield and Haringey Councils, Nesil Caliskan and Peray Ahmet, complained about the “negative racial stereotyping of people of Turkish heritage”. The pair’s letter follows serious complaints raised by […]

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Met Police yet to take action over display of terror group PKK flags in London

The display of flags of a banned Kurdish terror group remain online despite complaints being lodged with the Metropolitan Police nearly three months ago. The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) is a proscribed group in the UK, and its promotion is strictly prohibited under UK terror laws. Photographs appeared on social media from this year’s Kurdish […]

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Fugitive gang leader Izzet Eren arrested in Moldova following manhunt

A man who absconded from prison in Turkey while serving a 21-year-sentence for offences in the UK has been arrested following a joint operation between the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency and Moldovan authorities. Izzet Eren, 39, a Turkish national who had been living in London, was detained in Chisinau, Moldova on Thursday, 26 […]

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Stabbing victim Noura, 7, hugs PC Ahmet Mavitunali who helped save her life

Police Constable Ahmet Mavitunali and his colleague PC Ryan Legge were reunited with the young girl whose life they saved last year. Noura, seven, met the two officers as part of a special event to mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday, 9 September, where she was pictured hugging PC Mavitunali. In May 2020 the young […]

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Lawyer Timur Rustem says no action against knee-on-neck arrest PC “undermines public confidence”

A lawyer has criticised the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for refusing disciplinary proceedings against a police officer who knelt on a black man’s neck during an arrest in scenes reminiscent of the George Floyd case. Criminal law specialist Timur Rustem spoke out after the police watchdog decided a misconduct hearing was unnecessary and […]