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The chief editor of the Çağdaş Ses (Contemporary Voice) news website Ece Sevim Öztürk was taken into custody today (June 8). After being detained at 2.30 a.m., Öztürk was taken to the İstanbul Security Directorate. Öztürk has not been permitted to meet with her attorneys and family.
Upon the detention of Ece Sevim Öztürk, the chief editor of the Çağdaş Ses news website which reports news from the coulisses of the main opposition party Republican People's Party (CHP), the following message was posted on her Twitter account:
"Around 2.30 a.m., the journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk was detained and taken to the İstanbul Security Directorate. We will inform about the developments later in the day from here. #GazetecilikSuçDeğildir (Journalism is not a crime)"
Çağdaş Ses: "Oda TV and Yeni Şafak newspaper have targeted her"
In its news report about the detention of its chief editor Ece Sevim Öztürk, the Çağdaş Ses news website reported that the Oda TV news website and the pro-government Yeni Şafak daily newspaper previously targeted Öztürk with the allegation that she has ties with the FETÖ (Fethullahist Terrorist Organization), which is held responsible for the failed coup attempt staged on July 15, 2016.
Öztürk: The attitude towards women in this country will change one day
Ece Sevim Öztürk responded to the news report of Yeni Şafak newspaper on Twitter and posted the following tweet about her photograph used in the related news report:
"The attitude towards women in this country will certainly change one day. A woman cannot be successful at her job, she cannot think or do research on her own. To support this attitude, they say, 'Let's find a picture of this 30-year old woman, which was taken when she was 20 years old and on a vacation, so that we can make people say, 'Ah, she is just a child, she does not understand' :))" (EKN/SD)
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