World Bulletin / News Desk
Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Kamer Genç filed a TL 100,000 lawsuit on Friday against Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Zeyid Aslan for swearing at him in Parliament.
Aslan reacted harshly to CHP Tunceli deputy Genç for an insult he made about Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin during a session of Parliament on April 25. Aslan and Genç began shouting at each other while Genç was trying to justify his controversial remarks. Later, despite all efforts by other deputies to calm Aslan, he swore at Genç and threatened him.
The CHP deputy said in a speech in Parliament on April 25, “If [Mustafa Kemal] Atatürk had not established the republic, you would now be the second, third or fourth wife of a member of a religious community,” addressing Şahin. The family minister, in response, told Genç that she was greatly ashamed to be in the same room as him. Parliament has issued a reprimand against the CHP deputy and Şahin announced that she will file a TL 100,000 lawsuit against Genç. The CHP deputy was also strongly criticized by politicians for his remarks deriding the minister.
Following the criticism of his outburst, Genç made another speech in Parliament on Tuesday in an effort to explain his remarks about Şahin, which he claimed were misunderstood. Genç said what he meant was that if Atatürk had not established the republic and introduced rights for women, the traditions of the Ottoman Empire would have continued today. However, Genç's explanation led to further debate between CHP and AK Party deputies. The tension in the meeting peaked when Aslan told Genç that “your death will be at my hands.” Genç announced on Friday that he had filed a lawsuit against both Aslan and Erdoğan seeking damages. Genç said he also filed another complaint against Aslan for threats he issued against the CHP deputy.
In later remarks at a press conference, Genç claimed that the AK Party has been targeting him and if “something bad” happens to him, it will be because of the AK Party, the party's chairman and also Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he said.Last Mod: 05 Mayıs 2013, 16:26