A medical doctor in Turkey was arrested by a court on Wednesday and sent to pretrial detention on charges of insulting the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Family practitioner, identified with her initials C.F. appeared before a judge in Hatay province and admitted that the social media posts she was accused of writing were in fact hers.
C.F. will stand trial at a later date.
According to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) insulting the president carries a sentence of between one and four years.
In 2016, 3,658 people were charged with insulting the president.