Enterprise closed over ‘disrespect toward women’

Enterprise closed over ‘disrespect toward women’

KIRŞEHİR
Enterprise closed over ‘disrespect toward women’

The municipality of Akpınar in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir has ordered the closure of an enterprise for 15 days due to “disrespect shown toward women.”

A group of women at a marketplace in the Akpınar district had complained of disturbance with a shopkeeper who threw expletive-filled insults at them. The women then filed a complaint with the Akpınar municipality.

The municipality later ordered the relevant shop to be closed for a period of 15 days, with the municipality police (“zabıta” in Turkish) parking a vehicle belonging to the fire department in front of the enterprise shop.

The municipality announced the closure by placing a placard on the fire brigade truck, reading: “This place has been closed down for 15 days due to the disrespect it showed to women.”

Kırşehir, women, disrespect