Two officials from Turkey's Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) wrestled in front of Vakıfbank's Aegean Regional Directorate on July 2 to protest the assignment of a former professional wrestler to the bank's board.
Former wrestler Hamza Yerlikaya was appointed as a board member to the public bank on June 13, leaving his posts as advisor to the president and deputy minister of youth and sports
The Peoples' Liberation Party (HKP) had issued a criminal complaint about Yerlikaya on July 2 on the grounds that he had forged diplomas and that his assignment wasn't earned.
"We wrestled in front of the Hamza Vakıfbank Aegean Directorate to prove our qualifications and then applied for jobs. It will happen if it's kispet ("wrestler's tights" in Turkish, a play on "kismet")," tweeted the LDP official Twitter account on July 2.
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Vakıfbank Ege Bölge Müdürlüğü önünde güreş tutup liyakatımızı gösterdik, sonra iş başvurusunda bulunduk. Kıspetse olur. :p pic.twitter.com/5d4dlVHVMx— LDP İzmir (@ldpizmir) July 2, 2020