Renowned fashion designer Barbaros Şansal, attacked by an angry mob at İstanbul Atatürk Airport on Monday, has been arrested on accusation of incitement to hatred.
Şansal was beaten up by a group of people who gathered at an Istanbul Airport tarmac in protest of a controversial video the designer posted on the New Year’s Ev. The designer shared a video on Dec. 31 to criticize Turkish people’s attending New Year’s Eve celebrations despite several problems in Turkey including mass detentions, corruption, rape, bribery and bigotry. “I won’t celebrate. Do you know what I am gonna do? I will drink up all drinks at bar and home,” Şansal said in the video before adding:” Drown in your shit, Turkey!”
Detained after landing in İstanbul, Şansal was arrested by an İstanbul court on Tuesday.