FEMEN Turkey tweet criticizing religion causes rift with supporters
Didem Dinç was the first Turkish woman to post a bare-breasted image of herself to pledge support to the group that recently opened an office in the countryA Twitter message targeting holy books shared by FEMEN Turkey has stirred controversy, even leading one of the Turkish supporters of the group to withdraw her support.
Didem Dinç, who was the first Turkish woman to post a bare-breasted image of herself to pledge support to the group that recently opened an office in the country, announced her disengagement from the group.
Dinç lashed out a message shared on the group’s Twitter page that purportedly affronts the beliefs of religious people.
“The Bible, Quran and Torah are all the same sh*t. We are against religious exploitation!” FEMEN Turkey’s message read.
In an announcement she made on Twitter as well, Dinç said she was leaving the group due to a difference of opinions.
“Opposing religious exploitation doesn’t mean religion can be disrespected. I have no connection with the insulting tweet about religions that was sent by the @Femen_Turkey account,” she said.
After sharing a photo of herself with a Turkish flag painted on her bare breasts on Twitter, Dinç had said she always wanted to participate in a FEMEN protest.
“Now the group has come to Turkey and I participated with huge pride,” she had said, adding that the group had messaged her saying they would support her when she faces problems.