AKP Deputy Chairman Yazici told Hurriyet, “It is extremely wrong and humiliating. This is a typical discrimination case. The very basic unit of the Turkish society is family, which is composed of husband, wife, and children. I perceive this attitude of the President as a stance against this basic unit. This is not a personal reception of his. He represents everyone as the President of the Republic.”
Erdogan: It Is Our Nation That Will Evaluate
Regarding the stance of President Sezer towards turbaned wives of AKP deputies in the case of the October 29 Reception, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said, “The nation will evaluate this issue in the most ideal way, in its conscience. Republic means the people and this is the festival, the reception of the people. I am leaving evaluating this issue, to the people.” Erdogan said that he would attend the reception.