CHP files complaint on Arınç after gender row

CHP files complaint on Arınç after gender row

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CHP files complaint on Arınç after gender row

CHP MP Nazlıkaya files a complaint against Deputy Prime Minister Arınç. AA photo

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Aylin Nazlıaka filed an official complaint on Thursday about Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, after the two quarreled in Parliament last week over her use of the word “vagina.”

Speaking to reporters in front of the Ankara Courthouse, Nazlıaka said Arınç had insulted her during the quarrel on Dec. 11. In her petition, Nazlıaka argues that Arınç “attacked her personality rights.”

“This official complaint is not only the official complaint of Aylin Nazlıaka. This official complaint is a cry of ‘enough is enough’ from all the women in Turkey. It is a rebellion on behalf of all women against discrimination, all kinds of violence, social and gender inequality, harassment, assault and killing,” Nazlıaka said.

“We know that the same person attacked women in the past too just because they are women,” she said, referring to Arınç.

On Dec. 11, Arınç had argued with Nazlıaka over her use of the word “vagina” during a speech. He told Nazlıkaya that he had felt “extremely embarrassed during the abortion discussions when [Nazlıaka], as a married woman with children, openly spoke of one of her organs [vagina].”