Police prevented from removing Atatürk picture from a car in Turkey's Denizli
DENİZLİ – Doğan News Agency
The traffic police stopped a car that had a large picture of Atatürk stamped on its hood in Denizli, saying they had to remove the picture. DHA photoA group of people in the Aegean province of Denizli prevented the traffic police from removing a stamped picture of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic, on the hood of a car.
The traffic police stopped a car that had a large picture of Atatürk stamped on its hood, saying they had to remove the picture, as according to the law, it is banned to stamp anything on the hood of cars.
Many people gathered around the car and demanded the police not to remove it.
Driver Serdar Şenocak also objected to the police’s decision and said he does not approve of the picture being removed from the car. The police explained that they had to remove all pictures, regardless of being a picture of Atatürk or not. However, the crowd protested the police’s decision. Deputy Police Chief Mehmet Kocatürk came to the scene and called for peace. After, the driver left the scene without removing the picture.