Two young boys in Turkey’s busy touristic district of Eminönü in İstanbul got verbally harassed by two men for eating ice-cream out in public during the month of Ramadan.
According to report of Göksu Güncü from BirGün, a video recorded and shared by a user on Turkey’s famous Ekşi Sözlük (Sour Dictionary) website revealed that one of the men yells at the children, saying ‘this is a Muslim country; you cannot do anything you want here.’
Also getting into an argument with the person recording the video, the man also tried to prevent him from recording.
In his message shared on Ekşi Sözlük, the person who witnessed the incident said: ‘I had gone to Eminönü today… After I got out of the tram, I realized that two people in robes were talking to two boys at ages of around 13-14. I was just passing by them as I heard that their argument was about the children eating ice-cream, so, I stopped to listen to the conversation. When they would not stop telling children things like ‘this is a Muslim country and that one cannot act like this while everyone is fasting’, I interfered and made them get away from the children. Although the men tried to threaten me a little, too, they eventually left when we did not step back. The thing that saddened me is that nobody else cared about the children there…’
Bağımsız bir gazete olarak amacımız, insanlara hakikati ulaştırarak ülkede gerçek bir demokrasi ve özgürlük ortamının yeşermesine katkı sunmak. Bu nedenle abonelikten elde ettiğimiz geliri, daha iyi bir gazeteciliği hayata geçirmek, okurlarımızın daha nitelikli ve güvenilir bir zemin üzerinden bilgiyle buluşmasını sağlamak için kullanıyoruz. Çünkü banka hesabını şişirmek zorunda olduğumuz bir patronumuz yok; iyi ki de yok.
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