Protester-kicking Erdogan aide fired -report

Photo taken on May 14, 2014 shows a person identified by Turkish media as Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, kicking a protester already held by special forces police members during Erdogan's visit to Soma, TurkeyA top aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who sparked global outrage after being photographed kicking an anti-government protester has been fired, a report said on Saturday. Yusuf Yerkel unleashed an international outcry when photos went viral of him, dressed in a suit and tie, kicking a demonstrator as he was held down by two security officers during protests over the deadly mining disaster in Soma.

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