ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- AK Party Deputy Chairman Numan KurtulmuE-, who is responsible for economic affairs, has said he disapproves of the use of profane language by Adana Governor HE-seyin Avni CoE- against an Adana resident, saying that CoE- has offended the whole of Turkey with his unpleasant words.
10, a group of protesters chanted slogans calling on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an to resign and demanding that CoE- step down.
Speaking at the Urban Economies Forum for Branding Cities in Kayseri on Wednesday, KurtulmuE- stated his disapproval of CoE-'s language, adding: "He has offended all of Turkey.
On the day of the incident, CoE- denied having used the word "gavat" (pimp) to describe the protester.
However, when asked by the Vatan daily on Tuesday whether he used that particular word, CoE- explained that he first said he might have used the word "gavas," but when he saw the video footage of the incident, he realized that he had actually used the profane word.
Adana Governor CoE- recently became a target of public criticism when he said he sees Erdoy-an's remarks on mixed-gender student housing as an "order," signaling that authorities may take action against male and female students living in the same apartment.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an on Tuesday stood behind Adana Governor HE-seyin Avni CoE-, who has received public backlash after he used profane language against a local, despite voicing his disapproval of the governor's remarks.
Adana Governor CoE- was the target of public criticism last week when he supported Prime Minister Erdoy-an's remarks against co-ed student housing.
10 during a Mustafa Kemal AtatE-rk commemoration ceremony when a group of protesters chanted slogans, calling on Erdoy-an to resign and demanding that CoE- step down.
CoE- suddenly got out of his car and moved toward the man, demanding that his bodyguards detain the protester.
However, later in the day, CoE- denied having used the word "gavat" (the Turkish word for pimp) to refer to the protester.