G.I., a female civil servant working for parliamentary services of the presidency of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, has been relagated to the Ministry of Agriculture for living with a married man, and having a muslim marriage with him. The wife, Z.E., and daughter of the man with whom G.I. was living, complained about G.I. to the assembly. It was stated in the parliamentary decision that G.I. was “undermining the sacred union of marriage, with her behaviour, as well as belittling the establishment.”
Ostracised civil servant filed lawsuit
G.I., 46, whose rank as a civil servant has been lowered and who has received a reduction in her salary as punishment, has filed a complaint at the 11th and 6th administrative courts of Ankara, claiming that the issue concerns her personal life, and that the process should therefore be cancelled and come to a halt.
What about Polygamist MPs
The Assembly’s decision about G.I., stating that the life she is leading negatively affects the respectability of the establishment, brought to mind another question: “What is the situation of Members of Parliament who practise polygamy?”