Gülşah Erol, a Turkish cellist was reportedly locked in room and beaten by police who accused her of being “a terrorist and carrying a bomb in her cello,” the Sol news portal reported on Thursday.
According to the report, Erol was detained at the Kadıköy metro station late on Thursday and two police officers hit her in the face with a Turkish flag while threatening her with jail time.
“I was handcuffed and punched tons of times. When I pleaded for them to be careful with hmy arms and hands as I am a musician, they beat me even more. They said that people like me should leave the country as they were all terrorists. Almost all parts of my body hurt so badly. I could die yesterday,” Erol said.