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Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu has said that he has not seen video footage of an alleged June 1 attack on a headscarf-wearing woman by Gezi Park protesters in Istanbul's Kabataş neighborhood. AA photo

Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu has said that he has not seen video footage of an alleged June 1 attack on a headscarf-wearing woman by Gezi Park protesters in Istanbul's Kabataş neighborhood. AA photo

Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu has said that he has not seen video footage of an alleged June 1 attack on a headscarf-wearing woman by Gezi Park protesters in the Kabataş neighborhood.

“I haven’t seen such a video. I can say that video records have been taken and examined. However, some mobese cameras are broken and mobese cameras are not everywhere so until now no such footage has been seen … But there might be a recording taken by a witness that may be released some day,” Mutlu said, speaking to eksisozluk.com website writers on July 4.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly referred to “attacks on headscarf girls” during speeches criticizing the Gezi Park protests that started at the end of May. In June, Erdoğan stated that the daughter-in-law of someone close to him was dragged in the street and attacked by protesters. Later on, Istanbul’s Bahçelievler Mayor Osman Develioğlu’s daughter-in-law, identified as Z.D., said in an interview with daily Star newspaper that she and her six-month-old baby were attacked by around 100 men wearing gloves, who ripped off her headscarf during the attack.

She also said an old man and her daughter who attempted to protect her were also attacked. Z.D. claimed that the attackers were saying things such as, “We will not leave the country to you,” “Sacred headscarf? You will see the sacred and what we are going to do to you,” and “We will hang Erdoğan.” She said she then fainted, and when she awoke later on she smelled urine.

Z.D. filed a compliant with the prosecutor’s office after the incident. However, no result has yet been received about the identities of the attackers, and no video footage of the attack has emerged.

July/12/2013

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american american

7/13/2013 1:29:40 AM

dutcheuropean janicar can defend machete men from afar due to his 100% concrete knowledge of how the protesters act and yet this dude can't find and hasn't seen the video...hmmm...how does dutchie know so much? maybe the super silver haze

Çılgın Kanarya

7/12/2013 10:03:48 PM

Yes indeed MARA, as I have said from the very first time this lie surfaced, an attack by ONE HUNDRED men in broad daylight on a very busy road & tram route, & within a stone's thow of the Füniküler & ferry stops, would have been witnessed by at least 100 more people! There would definitely have been footage, from both mobile phones & the extensive CCTV in that area (broken? oh yes of course it was!). And this footage would've been shown on state media (HaberTurk, etc) within hours. Pathetic lie.

Tekion Particle

7/12/2013 5:50:04 PM

Attack on a headscarf woman with six months old baby? One isolated case carried out by one loony tune would have been agreeable but 100 men attacking a women with a baby? Never heard so much baloney and nonsense. Who are they kidding?

K M

7/12/2013 5:40:55 PM

Suuuuure it happened. Unicorns have been implicated.

Scandi Navian

7/12/2013 5:38:25 PM

Can or cannot exist videos, may or may not release videos... I thought the governor was a close friend of Erdogan, and I thought (unfortunately that is) that the MIT is under the direct authority of the prime minister. If there ever was proof of such incidents, I see no reason why this pair should not be able to obtain it and share it with the public. It is peculiar how these events AKP refers to, seem to have no witnesses in such a crowded city...

mara mcglothin

7/12/2013 5:00:30 PM

I find it odd with the "evil" social media so prominent in these protests that some footage of this attack has not already been posted online? CILGIN has told us that he believes no such attack of this nature took place because there were simply too many people and cameras in this area. I am more likely to believe a first hand witness that anyone from the AKP.

Mehmet Ungrateful

7/12/2013 3:17:25 PM

Tales from the obstinate Tyrant and Chemical Avni.

Brian Irlanda

7/12/2013 3:02:28 PM

This guy is nothing more than a ''Yes boss'' man. Why do people even listen to him?

Basil Keilani

7/12/2013 2:48:46 PM

This sounds made up and like propaganda.

sonnudagreat

7/12/2013 2:12:31 PM

are you alrite mate ? when big boss says yes they you say yes if boss says no then you say no ....
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