Who is Hasan Tunclar?
Hasan Tunclar is an alleged Turkish man who touched his daughter inappropriately in a TikTok video as he was arrested by the country’s social services. The clip, which reportedly emerged on Monday, March 15, shows the father allegedly abusing his 15-year-old daughter “physically and verbally”.
The short clip shows Tunclar slipping his hand down his 15-year-old daughter’s front while praising her beauty as the two sat on the family couch looking into the camera. https://t.co/1P9EP7JYW2
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Hasan Tunclar TikTok Video
The video has sparked outrage among social media users who have slammed the app for promoting violence and overly sexualizing minors. Tunclar is seen speaking of his daughter’s features elaborately while slipping his hand down her dress at one point and even feels her breasts up.
While it’s unclear as to what Tunclar’s exact words are in the video, according to Daily Sabah, he says, “Praise be to God, she is as sweet as cream.” He’s seen sitting next to his unidentified daughter on the couch, facing the camera while praising her features in a disturbing manner.
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Hasan Tunclar Arrested
Reports further suggest that Tunclar was arrested and taken into protective custody by social services, the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Policies on Tuesday, March 16. Meanwhile, the ministry told in a statement that they have taken action against the “inappropriate comments and gestures” showcased on TikTok. “The child is under the protection and we will pursue the legal process regarding the incident,” the statement said.
Hasan Tunclar TikTok
The ministry also said it would be a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the father who is in detention and would be taken to the court for further legal actions later.
The Turkish government passed new legislation in January, which requires all the social media apps to appoint a formal representative in Turkey.
“Our hope is that other social network providers will also report their representatives and fulfill their obligations,” Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan said. TikTok reportedly agreed to appoint a local representative.