Turkish retailer DeFacto has stopped selling T-shirts with the word ‘hero’ after the government detained at least 6 people for wearing such clothing over the past days, media reported.
The hero T-shirts became 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 coup, was thrown out of the courtroom last Thursday for wearing a T-shirt bearing the word “hero” because it caused tension between the parties during the hearing.
Since then, Turkish police have rounded up six people including two university students for wearing a T-shirt bearing the word “hero” in Eskişehir, Aydın, Elazığ and Erzurum provinces. Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said people detained over coup charges should wear a single outfit, like in Guantanamo.
Turkish ready-to-wear retailer DeFacto halted the sale of its Hero T-shirts amid controversy.