Turkish nationalist party appoints two men to women’s branch

Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) appointed two men to its women’s branch in the northern province of Zonguldak, Sözcü newspaper reported.

Mert Çeküç and Anıl Taşkıran, who previously ran public relations at the women’s branch, were appointed to the administration of the branch after they were approved by the party headquarters, newspaper said.

This is not the first time that Turkish political parties appoint men to administrative positions in women’s branches, Sözcü wrote.

In 2010, right-wing Democratic Party (DP) appointed a man as the head of the women’s branch, it said. Party representatives said in response that the branch represents both women and youth in the party.

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