Renowned designer Barbaros Şansal was attacked last night in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.
Şansal took his own bloody pictures right after the event and shared them on Twitter.
“I was threatened and attacked due to political reasons at 04:50 a.m. in Taksim Ayaspaşa. Dark brains, you will pay a heavy price for this. They told me that I will pay for my writings and statements with my life. I am only a soul but what will millions say?” he wrote under his pictures.
Şansal defended gays and gay rights a few weeks ago in an interview he gave to daily Sözcü. He also said in the same interview that he was tortured and raped by police during the 1980 coup period.