Enterprise closed over ‘disrespect toward women’
A group of women at a marketplace in the Akpınar district had complained of disturbance with a shopkeeper who threw expletive-filled insults at them. The women then filed a complaint with the Akpınar municipality.
The municipality later ordered the relevant shop to be closed for a period of 15 days, with the municipality police (“zabıta” in Turkish) parking a vehicle belonging to the fire department in front of the enterprise shop.
The municipality announced the closure by placing a placard on the fire brigade truck, reading: “This place has been closed down for 15 days due to the disrespect it showed to women.”