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Turkish pop star to be moved to house arrest after detention sparked outrage

Turkish pop star to be moved to house arrest after detention sparked outrage

A Turkish court ruled to release pop star Gulsen from pre-trial detention and transfer her to house arrest on Monday, her lawyer said, after the singer's formal arrest four days ago over a quip about religious schools sparked outrage. Gulsen was jailed pending trial on Thursday on a charge of incitement to hatred, after a video of her comments from four months ago surfaced on a website of a pro-government newspaper Sabah a day earlier. Thousands took to social media in support last week, saying she was targeted for her support for LGBT+ rights and liberal views that go against…
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Turkish pop star’s arrest over religious schools quip stirs fierce criticism

Turkish pop star’s arrest over religious schools quip stirs fierce criticism

ECE TOKSABAY and DAREN BUTLER THE arrest of a Turkish pop star over a quip she made about religious schools has drawn a fierce response from critics of the government, who see it as bent on punishing those who oppose its conservative views. Pop singer Gulsen was jailed on Thursday pending trial on a charge of incitement to hatred after a video of a remark she made on stage in April was broadcast by a pro-government media outlet. "He studied at an Imam Hatip (school) previously. That's where his perversion comes from," Gulsen says in a light-hearted manner in the…
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