Turkey: Istanbul lawyer detained due to social media postings

May 9, 2018

Istanbul lawyer detained due to social media postings

Istanbul-based lawyer Sibel Sevinç Deveci has been detained due to her postings, deemed to be making propaganda on behalf of the Gulen group.

Deveci was detained at his home as part of an investigation in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Her detention came three days after he tweeted: “As a judicial member I know that they will try to pretend like they did not supported the AKP. It will happen very soon. Do not forget.” These postings has drawn harsh reaction from pro-government social media accounts since then.

Deveci is accused of making propaganda for the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The group denies involvement in the failed attempt.

Hurriyet newspaper said Deveci also posted, at the night of the coup, the following tweets: “We have nothing to do on streets. The soldiers belong to us”, “Nothing bad comes from whatever our soldiers do”, “They are trying to Turkish soldiers against our soldiers”, ”They are calling on everybody including the President, Interior Minister and AKP provincial heads to get to the streets”, “ Do not dare.”




http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/970765/Avukat_Sibel_Sevinc_Deveci_FETO_sorusturmasinda_gozaltina_alindi.html (TURKCE)

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/avukat-sibel-sevinc-deveci-sosyal-medya-paylas-40829491 (TURKCE)

https://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2018/05/08/sibel-sevinc-develi-gozaltina-alindi (TURKCE)

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/sibel-sevinc-deveci-feto-den-gundem-2664121/ (TURKCE)


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