Erdogan aide who kicked protester during Turkish protest fired

ByREUTERS
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

Related Content
Breaking news
June 29, 2017
US sets criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim countries

By REUTERS