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Former Turkish Minister Of Culture’s Brave Tweet

While the Gezi Park protests will likely come to an end soon, Ertugrul Gunay, former minister of culture, shared some brave tweets today targeting the prime minister directly.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) pins his party badge to Ertugrul Gunay's jacket during their ruling Ak Party meeting at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara May 29, 2007. Gunay, one of Turkey's most well-known social democrat politician, joined Ak Party on Tuesday. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY) - RTR1Q7Y2

“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.

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