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Turkey’s agriculture minister smacks journalist over a question

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Turkish Agriculture Minister Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba slapped a journalist who asked a question about his security detail in Şanlıurfa province, Aktifhaber reported on Monday.

A video shared on social media on Sunday shows Fakıbaba slapping a journalist over a question concerning an event where his security detail allegedly pulled their guns while he is walking and greeting people in the street.

Following the slap, journalists who were pushed away by men guarding Fakıbaba said he was just doing his job. One of Fakıbaba’s bodyguards is heard saying, “I don’t care about your profession.”

Deputies and ministers are campaigning in their electoral districts in advance of snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24.

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