Turkish woman detained for tweeting photo of herself stepping on Koran

Woman, who told police she was an atheist, posted photo to her Twitter account and angered the Ankara mayor.

October 22, 2014 16:12

Turkish woman tweeting picture standing on Quran. (photo credit: TWITTER)


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Turkish police detained a woman after she posted a photo of herself standing on pages of the Koran, Hurriyet daily news reported on Wednesday.

The woman posted a photo of her feet, clad in red heels, stepping on pages of the holy book to her Twitter account under the Twitter handle @kedibiti.

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Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek filed a complaint against the woman, who was identified by police as an Istanbul resident with the initials G.Y. She reportedly told police she was an atheist during a brief interrogation.

Police released the woman after questioning but a lawsuit has been filed against her for “triggering hatred in society” and “slandering,” the report said.

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