“Goddamn that person who attacked a woman because of her headscarf!” Ertugrul Gunay — former minister of culture in the Justice and Development Party (AKP) between August 2007 and January 2013 — tweeted today [June 14], referring to an incident that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan related by condemning all the protesters for being against religious sanctity, as if they were responsible as a group of such wrongdoing.
Allegedly, the daughter-in-law of an AKP mayor was terribly assaulted on June 1 by a group of Gezi Park protesters at Kabatas port in Istanbul, while she was also carrying her 6-month-old baby. No injuries to the baby were reported. “They will pay the price of [attacking our girls with headscarves!],” Erdogan vowed on Tuesday [June 11], while talking about this incident — which Gunay strongly condemns in his tweet.