A woman who sparked outrage for apparently extolling the sexual abuse of a child online, was detained in the western city of İzmir on Thursday. She is charged with the glorification of a crime.
The suspect, identified as M.I.T., tweeted that a 5-year-old girl sexually abused in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district last month "deserved" the abuse if "she would grow up to be a supporter of AKP," referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). She has faced a barrage of online criticism for her remarks and now a criminal investigation.
In her first testimony, M.I.T. said she "regretted" writing the tweet. "I tried to delete it, but it had already gone viral," she said.