Journalist and chief editor of the Çağdaş Ses (Contemporary Voice) news website Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested by the 1st Penal Court of Peace yesterday (June 20).
Her attorney Efkan Bolaç previously announced that Öztürk was referred to court on charge of "aiding a terrorist organization on purpose".
Çağdaş Ses news website wrote that Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested after her interrogation yesterday evening.
Journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk, the chief editor of Çağdaş Ses news website, which reports news from the coulisses of the main opposition party Republican People's Party (CHP), was detained on June 8, 2018. On June 13, the detention period of Öztürk was extended for another seven days.
In its news report about the detention of its chief editor Ece Sevim Öztürk, the Çağdaş Ses reported that the Oda TV news website and the pro-government Yeni Şafak 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.
Before her detention on June 8, 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' :))" (AS/SD)
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