'Sexists' and 'perverts': insults rock Turkish politics

Republican People's Party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu speaks at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on February 26, 2016 in AnkaraPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed an allegedly sexist remark by Turkey’s opposition leader as an “affront” to all Turkish women on Friday, further fueling a colourful war of words which erupted earlier in the week. The verbal spat started when the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, accused Family Minister Sema Ramazanoglu of “laying down in front of someone”, to criticise her handling of recent cases of sexual abuse in schools. “What will we do with these political perverts?” Erdogan said on Wednesday, in comments carried by local media.

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