ISTANBUL (KDN) – Renowned Turkish designer Barbaros Şansal on Jan. 3 was beaten by dictator Erdogan’s jhadist supporters on the apron of Istanbul Atatürk Airport upon arrival after being expelled from the Turkish occupied Northern Cyprus over his social media posts, in which Sansal criticized Turkish government. The jihadists who have beaten Sansal were the employees working for ground handling service for international flights including flights to Europe and the United States.
An Istanbul court later ordered the arrest of Şansal on charges of “inciting hatred among public or insult.”
Şansal was expelled on Jan. 2 from Northern Cyprus, where he had gone to spend New Year’s Eve, after posting a video on social media calling on people to “continue to celebrate while there is this much filthiness, vileness, and impoverishment” in Turkey.
After leaving Northern Cyprus and arriving at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Şansal was recorded on a phone camera being attacked by a group of men on the apron. The attack intensified after he fell on the steps leading from the plane, and his lawyer said he was injured in his back, kidneys and crotch.
At the police headquarters Şansal was questioned about the content of his posts and said his “aim in recording the video had been distorted.”