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Turkish Women Are Sharing These Smiling Photos After A Politician Told Them Not To Laugh In Public

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#direnkahkaha araba da surerız, kızkıza da gezeriz, kahkaha da atarız.

benbuoyunubozarım.@lgncanycl

#direnkahkaha araba da surerız, kızkıza da gezeriz, kahkaha da atarız.

10:25 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc shocked many on Monday when he told a crowd that women should not laugh out loud in public because it was one of the causes of Turkey's worsening "moral corruption."

"A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent," Arinc told a crowd in the western region of Bursa during a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan, The Guardian reported. "She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times."

Soon, the hashtag #direnkahkaha — Turkish for resist and laugh — spread as women posted photos of their smiling faces to defy the deputy prime minister.

Lol @bulent_arinc ha ha ha #kahkaha #direnkahkaha #direnlol :))))

SibelGul@Sibellgul

Lol @bulent_arinc ha ha ha #kahkaha #direnkahkaha #direnlol :))))

6:04 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yoğun istek üzerine #direnkahkaha Arınç' ve avarelerine gelsin...

Xemrevîn@duyguzeyn

Yoğun istek üzerine #direnkahkaha
Arınç' ve avarelerine gelsin...

5:01 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Turkish women LOL in defiance of Deputy Prime Minister http://t.co/mPiwcjrI8t #direnkahkaha #kahkaha

Pixable@pixable

Turkish women LOL in defiance of Deputy Prime Minister http://t.co/mPiwcjrI8t #direnkahkaha #kahkaha

2:24 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Stop laughing - cuz @bulent_arinc said so! #direnkahkaha

Capulcu TurkKick@TurkKick

Stop laughing - cuz @bulent_arinc said so! #direnkahkaha

6:25 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#direnkahkaha If everybody laugh in public the world would be a better place

Zita@reinazita

#direnkahkaha If everybody laugh in public the world would be a better place

2:53 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#direnkahkaha bir kadının en güzel makyajı gülmek iken, halt yemiş kahkaha atmayın diyen Arınç... :)))

Aslı@t_asl

#direnkahkaha bir kadının en güzel makyajı gülmek iken, halt yemiş kahkaha atmayın diyen Arınç... :)))

1:42 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Gülmek sadece kadına değil her insana yakışır.Gülmek bu kadar güzel bir ᗾyken neden somurtup ağlayalım #DirenKahkaha

Nålån Atåmån@NlAtmn

Gülmek sadece kadına değil her insana yakışır.Gülmek bu kadar güzel bir ᗾyken neden somurtup ağlayalım #DirenKahkaha

4:51 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yep. Just laugh it off.

@bulent_arinc Even she is laughing about you. Know her? :D #direnkahkaha

Capulcu TurkKick@TurkKick

@bulent_arinc Even she is laughing about you. Know her? :D #direnkahkaha

6:20 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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