Ekin Yeter, a Turkish lawyer, was subjected to a strip search during her visit to a client in prison, the Mezopotamya news portal reported.

According to the report, the lawyer said she was forcefully strip-searched by the guards at Van High Security Prison, who put their hands under her underwear without permission.

Following the incident, Yeter reportedly filed a complaint with the Presidential Communications Center (CİMER).

According to Turkish legal and preventative search regulations, strip-searches can only be conducted in exceptional cases, such as when there are credible indications that the person has contraband materials on their person. In such cases, the search must be conducted in a manner so as not to humiliate the person and as quickly as possible. When there is a credible suspicion that something is hidden in the person’s body, officers are required to ask the person to remove it himself and inform him that if he disobeys, the removal will be done by the prison doctor.