Turkish police detained another youngster for wearing a ‘hero’ T-shirt, the Haber7 news portal reported on Saturday.
According to the report, a 17-year-old İzmir teen, identified as T.T., was taken under custody by police and was reportedly handcuffed before being forced into a police van. T.T. reportedly told police that he is not aware of any legal restriction for wearing such a T-shirt.
The T-shirts bearing the word “hero” 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 37 people have been detained for wearing hero T-shirts since mid-last month.