Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan allegedly punched a young man several times in Soma on Wednesday, after a large crowd angrily protested the recent mining disaster in which an explosion and fire killed at least 283 mineworkers.
Many people in the crowd protested Erdoğan’s presence, shouting that he was a “murderer” and a “thief.”
So Erdogan repeatedly punched one protester during the visit.
Today’s Zaman reported:
But there’s more…
Erdogan shouted an anti-Israel slur when he slapped the protester!
“Why are you running away from me Israeli sperm,” Erdoğan reportedly said.
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And, that’s not all…
Erdogan’s aide kicked one mourner on the ground.
Erdogan aide Yusuf Yerkel (left) kicks a protester in Soma, Turkey, on 14 May 2014. (BBC)