Turkish Deputy PM says he could barely “restrain” himself from speaking out on bikini woman
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet
A woman in a bikini joined protesters in Taksim Square June 20 to support the dissent and danced on her own for some time before leaving the site due to one particular woman attacking her and the bystanders. DHA photoDeputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said he was “barely restraining” himself from saying certain things about the recent protests in Taksim where a woman danced around in her bikinis until police forces detained her, slamming the woman for believing “nudity is freedom.”
“We have a misunderstanding of freedom in a way that we see it as letting everyone on to the streets and stripping naked. Like in Taksim, recently, a woman came out eventually, and excuse me for saying this, just stripped off all her clothes, starting to dance in her underwear. Supposedly she came from Switzerland, and supposedly she brought freedom to Turkey. I can barely restrain myself from saying something,” Arınç said.
Arınç then slammed the understanding that claimed nudity to be a form of freedom, saying, “however, it is impossible for us to do anything other than just telling them that this is wrong. We should not be encouraging it.”
A woman in a bikini joined protesters in Taksim Square June 20 to support the dissent and danced on her own for some time before leaving the site due to one particular woman attacking her and the bystanders. The bikini demonstrator returned to the square sometime after and continued her protests before she was detained shortly by security forces.