Turkish university student detained for wearing ‘part time hero’ T-shirt

A Çanakkale-based university student, identified as U.A., was rounded up for wearing a T-shirt bearing the words “part time hero,” Turkish media reported on Sunday.

The incident came amid consecutive detentions of people who wore ‘hero’ T-shirts across the country.

Gendarmerie forces detained U.A. in Sevketiye village where he had reportedly come for work, upon a warrant issued by Lapseki Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The hero T-shirts have become a contentious issue when Gökhan Güçlü, one of the suspects on trial for an assassination attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the night of the July 15, 2016 failed coup, was thrown out of the courtroom for wearing a T-shirt bearing the word “hero” because it caused tension between the parties during the hearing. At least 33 people have been detained for wearing hero T-shirts since mid-this month. (turkeypurge.com)

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