Arlet Natali Avazyan, an Armenian-origin Turkish human rights activist, was briefly detained at Adana Şakirpaşa airport on Wednesday.

According to her tweets, she was denied a boarding pass at check in and later was detained by the airport police. She later tweeted that she was released from custody.

Avazyan is known in Turkey with her tweets that are in critical of the Turkish government.

Early in 2020, she launched a fundraising campaign and raised €50,000 in less than 24 hours for a boy with cancer whose father is in jail over alleged links to the Gülen group.

Turkey accuses the Gülen grup of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it denies any involvement.