Erdogan aide who kicked protester during Turkish protest fired

By REUTERS
May 24, 2014 12:54




ANKARA - An aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan who made front page news around the world after being filmed kicking a protester after Turkey's worst ever mining accident has been sacked, a government official said on Saturday.

Footage earlier this month showing Yusuf Yerkel apparently lashing out at the man - who was being held on the ground by two security officers - sparked widespread outrage and came to symbolize the government's widely criticized handling of the disaster, in which more than 300 people died

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