Gokhan Ozbek, a freelance journalist and an outspoken critic of Turkey’s post-coup abuses, was detained for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Sept 14.
“I am being detained on accusations of insulting the Presidency, in Istanbul… Goodbye…” Ozbek tweeted early Thursday.
Ozbek has become known for his outspoken criticism against post-coup rights violations and his support to the victims of such outrage.
The number of journalists Turkish government arrested amid the post-coup emergency rule has already hit 301 with Ozbek not being considered for now as the court in charge has yet to hand over its decision to either release or arrest him.
Many of those 301 journalists were arrested on botched charges of insulting Erdogan.