Rahmi M. Koç Museum requests sneakers worn by main opposition leader during ‘justice march’
REUTERS photoThe Rahmi M. Koç Museum has requested the sneakers worn by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu during the “justice march” from the Turkish capital of Ankara to Istanbul, CHP deputy Mustafa Balbay wrote in his column in daily Yurt on July 17.
Balbay had said the museum had requested one of the four pairs of shoes for an exhibition, saying the “justice march” had been embraced by all parts of society.
“There is also an interesting detail about the ‘justice march;’ the Koç Museum has demanded one of the four pairs of sneakers that were worn by Kılıçdaroğlu,” he wrote.
Balbay said Kılıçdaroğlu was still dynamic and had seemed self-confident after the justice rally held in Istanbul’s Maltepe district following the 25-day walk. Balbay had been surprised to see Kılıçdaroğlu in a formal outfit.
Meanwhile, Kılıçdaroğlu sent his sneakers to the museum following the request, the daily Sözcü has reported.
Kılıçdaroğlu began his justice march on June 15 from Ankara to Istanbul in protest of the arrest of the prominent CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu on charges of espionage. Accompanied by thousands of people, Kılıçdaroğlu concluded his march on July 9 in a massive rally in Istanbul with the participation of around one million people. Kılıçdaroğlu had vowed their protests would continue in his address during the rally.