Turkey: Cleaning worker fired for insulting Erdoğan and PM

No one insults the Sultan

Local authorities in western Turkey have recently put pressure on a private firm to fire a cleaning worker for “insulting” both President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on her Facebook page, Doğan News Agency reported on March 9, citing a confidential document.

The Public Health Directorate of the governorate in Çanakkale province sent the document last year to its subcontractor for cleaning services, indicating Facebook messages sent by one of its workers. The document states that the messages were relayed to the directorate by an informer, before asking the firm “to do what is necessary” by Dec. 18, 2014.

The firm declined to fire the worker, citing freedom of expression rights, but the administration then reopened the tender for subcontracting cleaning services, which was granted to another firm.

The new subcontractor then fired the worker, Doğan News Agency reported…

  • DMB

    Maybe he was insulted that she turned down his sexual advances since nobody says no to Erdogan. lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bakm4v54pBI

  • Ron MacDonald

    Let’s hope he suffers the fate of other Turkish leaders and is overthrown, but this will never happen under Obama’s watch.

    • Frau Katze

      Obama seems to quite like him!

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Erdogan clearly has more power than he has self confidence. Haha!

  • Dude seems a little insecure, don’t you think?