gendarmerie gendarmerie

Definition(s):

  • (n) French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively

Usage(s):

  1. Ever since the gold rush, do-it-yourself lawmen have aided the Bay Area's overtaxed gendarmerie by offering extra protection to merchants and homeowners.
  2. The initial deployment: a mix of 250 army officers and members of the gendarmerie.
  3. Setting up a small gendarmerie, they lifted from Haiti the crushing burden of an army that once had 6,500 general and staff officers.

News

  1. Kurdish mourners blast Turkish government after shootings

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Kurds chanted anti-government slogans at the funeral on Saturday of a demonstrator killed by security forces in southeast Turkey, raising fears of violence at weekend protest marches planned around the country. Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded ten on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Turkish security forces fire on protest in southeast, one dead

    By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded ten on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish party lawmaker said. The incident, in Kayacik village in Diyarbakir province, appeared to be the most violent in the region since a ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "This arrest shows once again the strong commitment of the French police and gendarmerie and the excellent cooperation between France and Spain in the fight against Basque terrorism," President Sarkozy of France said.
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Times Online

  2. Gul noted "apparently, terrorist organization attacked Aktutun Gendarmerie border outpost in Semdinli town of southeastern province of Hakkari to show that it is still standing erect. I would like to reaffirm that we will continue to fight against...
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Abdullah Gul Source: Xinhua

  3. "I am asking the gendarmerie, the police and all other public forces to keep the peace and deploy in every street in Bangui," Bozize said. "Let's mobilise against the enemies of the nation."
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Francois Bozize Source: Reuters South Africa

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