State-run Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) enforces gender segregation in their offices and violates the principles of secularism, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi said.
The deputy said that some 1,260 candidates who took an exam to get a position at the broadcaster were forced to take the test in separate rooms, the daily Evrensel reported on April 1.
"TRT administrators violated the principle of secularism in the constitution, which is explicitly a crime. We will use our legal rights to make the TRT administration pay," İlgezdi said.
The deputy said that the gender segregation practice was a challenge to the republic itself, as secularism is the root of the modern Turkish Republic.
The deputy asked the parliamentary speaker if there would be any legal repercussions to the TRT administration's violation of the constitution.