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Turkish Women Protest Deputy PM's No Laughing Comments

Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest against comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc who had urged women not to laugh in public to “protect moral values.” Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the main opposition party CHP said on Twitter Arinc's comments portrayed laughing as a dishonorable act and left women exposed to violence. Opponents accuse Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government of ruling in an...

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