Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Turkish TV presenter Gozde Kansu fired over cleavage revealing dress

Turkish television presenter Gozde Kansu on the Veliaht TV programme
Turkish television presenter Gozde Kansu on the Veliaht TV programme

Turkish television presenter Gozde Kansu has been sacked for wearing a low-cut dress during a show.

A spokesperson for the ruling conservative Justice and Development (AKP) party allegedly described her outfit as "unacceptable", France24 reported.

Ms Kansu's dress came under fire by the party as she hosted the "Veliaht" TV programme.

AKP's Hüseyin Çelik said her outfit was "extreme" adding: "We don't intervene against anyone, but this is too much. It is unacceptable."

Producers initially denied Ms Kansu was fired claiming her busy schedule was preventing her working but later confirmed she had been dismissed.

Çelik said it was his fundamental right to express his opinion as an individual.

"I never named a show or a person,” he wrote on Twitter. “It was the media who alleged the names."

The AKP Party, founded in 2001, is generally viewed as pro-western and pro-American. Earlier this month the party announced the lifting on the ban on women wearing Islamic headscarfs.

Gozde Kansu on the Veliaht TV show

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