Turkish ruling party mayor accused of beating workers
Savcı Sayan, the mayor of Turkey's Ağrı province from the AKP, is accused of beating workers with his personal guards. One of the workers said that he filed a complaint.
A mayor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is accused of beating workers with his personal guards in the eastern province of Ağrı.
Mayor Savcı Sayan and his guards reportedly beat the workers on Nov. 27 after getting infuriated by the passage of vehicles from a pedestrian crossing in a Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) area, Mesopotamia Agency reported.
Bu Ağrı Bld Bşk Savcı Sayan. Hale tavra bakın!— Mustafa Sönmez (@mustfsnmz) November 29, 2021
CHP iyi ki bunu AKP’ye satmış, yerini bulmuş.
Blaming the contractor for using the crossing constructed by the municipality, Sayan lashed out at the workers before reportedly attacking them with his guards.
"You would be hanged if you did this in Istanbul," Sayan is heard telling a worker in a video.
Sen Mafya mısın? Belediye Başkanı mı? Sen kim oluyorsun da işçileri dövüyorsun?@SavciSayan pic.twitter.com/loXAhogAjE— Arif Kocabıyık (@Arif_Ilave) November 27, 2021
A worker who said that he was among those attacked shared a video of himself from a hospital.
Metin Atılmış said that Sayan asked the workers questions and they responded, but the guards attacked them afterwards. He also filed a complaint against the mayor and his guards.