The Gaziantep police department are the first to act in support of the campaign by launching a poster campaign on Friday to put an end to this practice. Local Police Chief Abdullah Bolcu said that plain clothes policemen would be attending ceremonies in order to stop this practice. "We don't want our residents shedding any more tears during what's supposed to be their happiest moments," said Bolcu.
The police chief noted, "The practice was common in the region and has caused many tragedies and hoped the poster campaign would have an effect. We have 3,000 posters and are hanging them up where everyone can see. No one can defend."