An Azerbaijan national, identified as N.Ş., was rounded up for wearing a T-shirt bearing the words “part time hero,” in the eastern province of Kars and deported from Turkey.
The incident came amid consecutive detentions of people who wore ‘hero’ T-shirts across the country.
According to media on Wednesday, N.Ş. was detained and was taken to Kars police station for interrogation before being deported.
The hero T-shirts 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 35 people have been detained for wearing hero T-shirts since mid-last month.