Ruling AKP members protest main opposition CHP deputy’s actions
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
AKP’s Women’s Branch claims that Genç has insulted all women.Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) members have held a demonstration in front of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, protesting CHP deputy Kamer Genç’s controversial recent actions against Emine Erdoğan, the spouse of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The demo was held by members of the AKP’s Women’s Branch in Ankara, who condemned Genç’s behavior at a ceremony in the Japanese Embassy on Nov. 26. Speaking at the protest, AKP Women’s Branch Head Yıldız Kara said Genç’s actions “targeted all women and mothers” and were attempts to defame Turkey’s image.
CHP Deputy Head Gürsel Tekin asked the security forces in front of the building to allow the women to protest and came out to greet them. He offered to host the women inside the building, but they said they preferred to read their protest document outside.
CHP deputy Genç heckled Emine Erdoğan during her speech at the Japanese Embassy in Ankara on Nov. 26, at a reception on the occasion of the emperor’s birthday, a national holiday in Japan. “By which title are you speaking here? You don’t have any position in [state] protocol,” Genç shouted during Erdoğan’s speech, stressing that the prime minister’s wife did not have an official position.