A group of police officers briefly detained two women for drinking beer on a public beach in the northern Turkish province of Zonguldak, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, the two women, both medical doctors, went to Karpuz Beach on Tuesday evening and started to drink beer on the beach.

They were then detained by a group of police officers and taken to a police station.

One of the women, S.Ç., said beach security was rude to them and said they would evict them from the beach if they were men.

Police fined the two women TL 109 each for disturbing the peace and released them.