HDP lawmaker outraged over false Twitter photo supposedly depicting her daughter
HDP lawmaker Buldan, one of the most active Kurdish politicians in the peace process, reacted angrily to what she called a "defamation campaign." DHA PhotoOne of the senior lawmakers of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Pervin Buldan, has expressed indignation over a photograph supposedly depicting her daughter that has been widely shared on social media.
Tweeps sharing the picture claimed that Buldan’s daughter was studying in Switzerland, and the picture showed her enjoying herself despite the jihadist assault on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.
Buldan, one of the most active Kurdish politicians in the peace process, reacted angrily to what she called a "defamation campaign," denying that the young woman in the picture was her daughter and saying she had no relatives studying in any European country.
“I reacted because my daughter was very upset at the accusations. This is a psychological war. There is a campaign of defamation aiming to offend and humiliate people on social media,” Buldan later told daily Hürriyet.
After the first false photograph, another picture was also widely shared, this one with the Twitter thumbnail photo of Buldan’s daughter’s personal account.
The HDP deputy said her daughter was studying TV and cinema in an Istanbul university. “They are trying to create the impression that the children of lawmakers are enjoying themselves while so many people are dying in Kobane,” she said.