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 Dr. Çiçek Fidanboy appeared before a judge in Hatay province and admitted that the social media posts she was accused of writing were in fact hers.
Dr. Fidanboy 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.