Turkish Daily News
May / 26 / 2020 - Tue
Inconceivable decision in 'Bella Ciao' case: Sharing not fit in a single tweet was considered 'intent' Banu Özdemir, who was arrested after the Ciao Bella anthem video on the speakers of the mosque in Izmir, posted 4 separate posts due to 280 character constraints on Twitter, and it was evaluated as "intent". Özdemir's lawyer Süleyman Karadağ said, "The lawyers who claim that my client has committed a crime with this act should have been embarrassed if their Criminal Law instructors were alive, and if they were not alive, their bones must have been leaked."
A woman in city Izmir is jailed for sharing a tweet with note emoji. Banu Ozdemir shared the videos of hacked mosque’s call to prayer broadcast systems playing music on speakers and wrote name of the music “Bella Ciao” with an emoji. She was jailed for insulting religion in a secular country. Many people shared the same videos but using a note emoji is considered as a feeling of happiness about the hacking situation and considered as a crime by the judge. Banu Ozdemir is known as she worked in opposition party. President Erdogan blamed opposition party also
In press release of kayseri governorship, it’s said that: “There were reports in the press organs that a foreigner hanged the British Flag towel on his balcony. Necessary legal procedures have been initiated about the foreigner who claims to hang the towel on his balcony.” After this weird press release has been tweeted in official account, hundreds of citizens mentioned to this tweet making fun of government. Social media find it weird, emberassing and most thouht it was a joke, but it wasn’t.
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