Gezi’s ‘pots and pans protest’ inspires question on exam
ANKARA – Radikal
AA PhotoAn associate professor at Ankara University’s Law Department has brought recent comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan into the classroom, asking on an exam whether it was possible to file a criminal complaint against people banging pots and pans in protest at the government.
In the question on Professor Ömer Arbek’s exam, law students were asked what would happen if imaginary student Berk failed in his classes because of the protesters’ noise and what would happens if Molotov cocktails were found in a non-governmental organization’s building in reference to claims that police had found “guns and Molotov cocktails” in the buildings of some political parties that joined the protests in Gezi.
Challenged by the opposition to his rule during the height of the Gezi protests, Erdoğan called on people to snitch on their neighbors if they banged on pots and pans.