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Anger over Erdogan’s comments against women – Aksener: ‘If you leave power, you will have to go for life’


Reactions from the opposition in Turkey against Erdogan after the descriptions he used for women who took part in the 2013 anti-government demonstrations in Gezi Park in Istanbul.

Members of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and women’s rights groups have announced that they will take legal action against President Erdogan. CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu advised Erdogan to keep his mouth shut, via a Twitter post.

“I have a piece of advice for you women who swear. It is better to keep your mouth shut and be confused with a human being, than to open it and remove any doubts,” Kilicdaroglu said.

The president of the Good Party, Meral Aksener, also raised the tone, talking about the possibility of life imprisonment of the Turkish president, if he leaves power.

“Are you not fed up with polarization? If there is retroactive force to your laws, you should be sentenced to life in prison. Because, Mr. Erdogan, no one can surpass you in putting the people of the country in civil conflict,” she said. Aksener.

Well-known author Elif Safak expressed her anger over the “rhetoric of discrimination” by the President of Turkey.

It is noted that on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the anti-government demonstrations, which spread to a large part of the country, Erdogan spoke of “surtukes” (characterization referring to women of free morals) and “terrorists”.

Source: Capital

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