Turkish TV presenter says she was fired for political reasons
ANKARA (AFP) - A Turkish TV presenter who was fired from a television show this week after a ruling party official criticised her low-cut dress said the decision was political, media reported on Thursday.
"It's ridiculous, pathetic. This is my way of getting dressed and I will continue to do so," Ms Gozde Kansu told the Hurriyet newspaper in an interview.
"I am bored of debates sparked over women's bodies. The easiest thing to do was to sacrifice me, a woman, and they did," she said.
"Nobody wanted to go against the political will which attacked my low-cut dress." A spokesman for the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) criticised Kansu's costume without identifying her, a day after her show was broadcast.