It started with Erdogan's adviser kicking a protester being restrained on the ground during anti-government demonstrations following an explosion in a coal mine that left 282 dead and scores injured.
The bravery of the adviser should be noticed especially, since it's only two cops that held the man being kicked on the ground.
And, according to this report (Hurriyet, who else?) hizzoner himself took care of another protester (who, apparently, wasn't a protester at all):
Taner Kuruca told Kanal D television later on May 15 that he was the person who was heckled by the entourage of Erdoğan in the supermarket. Claiming that he was a regular customer of the supermarket and found himself in an awkward situation after Prime Minister was escorted there by his bodyguards who seeked a safe place amid the protest, Kuruca said:I would like to see what happens when the brave PM does something voluntary then...
"I was not one of the protesters. I came face to face with Prime Minister. As his bodyguards started to push, Prime Minister unfortunately did something involuntarily and slapped me while I was walking backwards, because he was angry at the crowd and he couldn't control himself."
And, not to let people to forget that he has a golden tongue, Erdogan used it (again):
Video footage posted on the Internet show Erdogan slapping one protester and yelling, "Why are you running away? You Israeli semen," a curse word in Turkish.Oh well...