North Turkish lawmaker rides donkey to parliament to protest oil price hike

April 23, 2012

MP Arif Albayrak on his way to parliament

A deputy in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) rode a donkey to the parliament last week to protest rising oil prices and a recent government decision to purchase new cars.

MP Arif Albayrak, representing the Republican Turks Party (CTP), told the media outside the building that he wanted to protest the continued rising fuel and gasoline prices as well as a cabinet decision to have the government buy new cars for ministers, Turkish daily Today’s Zaman reported.

The lawmaker left the place after making his remarks, riding on the donkey that had a license plate hanging around its neck.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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