The deputy Barış Atay attacked after Interior Minister targets him #BarisAtayYalnızDeğildir

Turkish Workers Party (TİP) deputy Barış Atay was attacked in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district early on Aug. 31 by unidentified assailants following Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s comments targeting him.

After he was discharged from Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital, Atay told reporters that he had not been seriously injured and would hold a press meeting regarding the issue on Sept. 1.

TİP also announced that Atay was in good health. “Our deputy chair Barış Atay who was earlier in the day targeted by Süleyman Soylu, was attacked by a group of ‘unidentified’ people this night. Our colleague Barış is in good health. We thank for wishes of solidarity,” TİP wrote on Twitter.

Turkish politician assaulted after interior minister ‘targets’ him – party statement | Ahval,

Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) MP Barış Atay has been attacked by unidentified persons in İstanbul. Making a statement after he left hospital, he has said, “I am good now, there is nothing serious. We will hold a press statement on Tuesday.


Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that Turkish Workers Party (TİP) deputy Barış Atay would be “a perfect rapist” after the lawmaker criticized him over the fact that a specialized sergeant was not arrested over sexual assault even though the existence of plenty of evidence.

Specialized sergeant Musa Orhan remained behind bars for only one week despite raping İpek Er, a Kurdish woman who died on Aug. 18 a month after committing suicide because of Orhan’s sexual assault.

The minister also targeted lawyers:

Ministers of Interior and Justice have targeted the İstanbul Bar for commemorating lawyer Ebru Timtik, who died on a death fast demanding a fair trial.
Her colleagues carry Ebru Timtik’s coffin…

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