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Of the 42 journalists against whom detention warrant has been issued within scope of the probe launched into Gülen Community following the July 15 coup attempt, Hanım Büşra Erdal has been taken into custody.
Erdal was detained last night (July 25) by police in Manisa’s Sarıgöl district where she had come to visit her parents. Erdal will be sent to İstanbul after the procedures are completed.
“I have no link with any illegal organization, I didn’t have a single unlawful act. My occupation is journalism and advocacy. The only organization I am a member of is İstanbul Bar”, Erdal said and posted the following tweets after the detention took place in media:
“Police raided my house too as they did to some other journalists. they seized cd&book. An illegal search and seizure procedure without attorney”.
“I will go to İstanbul Public Prosecution to testify. I will go there on my own will despite this witch hunt environment.to courthouse where I have been practicing my profession for years”.
About Hanım Büşra Erdal
Erdal is a graduate of İstanbul University, Faculty of Law.
She worked as jurisdiction reporter, worked at Zaman and Yeni Hayat dailies. She is the author of the book entitled “Ergenekon for those who are confused” (Kafası Karışanlar için Ergenekon). (EA/TK)
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