Aqua park in Turkey’s Adana forms 12-person team against sexual harassment
ADANA – Doğan News AgencyThe management of an aqua park in the southern province of Adana has formed a security team of 12, including both male and female personnel, against sexual harassment.
The 12-person staff monitors water slides and swimming pools throughout the day in the Mavi Su Aqualand, which is visited by about 2,000 people on weekends.
Incidents of sexual harassment have decreased considerably thanks to the new system, according to the manager of the park, Sezer Ayvaz.
“It is usually families that visit our attraction. We have established this team to prevent negative events. In case of a problem, we, together with our colleagues here, take the individual causing the problem, warn them politely and escort them outside, accompanied by supervisors next to the swimming pool. Then, we warn them not to come to our attraction again,” Ayvaz said.
Due to its hot and dry weather in the summer, the locals of Adana, who cannot go to the seaside, flock to swimming pools to freshen up, especially on the weekends.