FEMEN opens Turkey office
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
An image of a woman with a Turkish flag painted on her bare breasts was released via TwitterActivist group FEMEN has opened a Turkey branch, announcing the news via its social media accounts accompanied by an image of a woman with a Turkish flag painted on her bare breasts.
“We announce that FEMEN Turkey office is opened ! Join Güntülü, and fight for the democracy in your country,” said the group on its Twitter account on Oct. 25.
The group also released another picture of the girl, named Güntülü, to protest against the removal of hundreds of trees for a road construction passing through the campus of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). FEMEN had previously held several protests in Turkey and signaled earlier that its Turkey office would be opened.
Ukrainian FEMEN activists were taken into custody on March 1, 2012, as they attempted to stage their trademark topless demonstration in Istanbul to draw attention to violence against women.
FEMEN is a Ukrainian protest group founded in 2008 and based in Kiev. The organization became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.