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Ankara residents have started a social media campaign against a “moral warning” in the local metro system. Residents will gather May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at a central metro station for a protest campaign called “We are kissing at the Kurtuluş metro.”

An announcement at a metro station in Ankara saying, “Passengers, please act in line with moral laws” has drawn criticism from locals. Metro officials reportedly said the announcement was made because of camera footage of youngsters who were deemed to be “acting inappropriately.”

Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Levent Gök submitted a parliamentary question to Interior Minister Muammer Güler over the issue.

A similar protest campaign was held last year in Istanbul after a public bus driver told a couple, “This is not a place for sex.”

May/24/2013

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