Ece Heper, a 50-year-old Canadian-Turkish national, has joined the ranks of others who get punishment for insulting the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Arrived in Turkey in mid-Nov, Heper was taken into custody in the eastern province of Kars on Dec. 30.
Her friends and lawyer told the Canadian press that Heper has had several Facebook posts about Erdoğan, recently.
Friends also told that they are worried about medical condition of Heper as she had some health problems. Media earlier reported that detainees sometimes had difficulty in reaching medication while behind bars.
Meanwhile, two other people in another eastern province, Van were put into pre-trial arrest on Jan. 6, 2017.
Insulting the President is a crime punishable with up to 4 years in prison in Turkey.