Detained on the allegation that they posted degrading the Turkish passport on their social media accounts, K.Ö. (23) and N.Y. (23), judicial control measures in the form of a ban on leaving the country and signature for the crime of ‘insulting the signs of the state’s sovereignty’ were implemented.
K.Ö. and N.Y. It was seen that they used the passport in places such as coaster, oven mitts and bookmarks in the video they shared under the title of ‘Where the Turkish passport is used’ on April 25 in the social media application called TikTok.
Social media users detained were brought to the Anatolian Court of Justice in Kartal after the procedures at the police were completed.
Here, the suspect K.Ö., who gave a statement to the prosecutor’s office, said, “We shared this sharing for humor as it was forbidden to travel abroad during the corona period. We certainly did not have the purpose of humiliating, belittling, devaluing the Turkish Republic passport and the Turkish Flag. Apart from our knowledge, it was shared on other social media platforms as if we were insulting the Turkish passport and the Turkish flag. Therefore, there was an outrage. We regret that we were misunderstood. We apologize for this. We immediately removed this post. and we are people who love their nation. I do not intend to commit a crime, “he said.
Suspect N.Y. Stating that there was no criminal intent and that they shot the video during the pandemic period, he said, “We are people who love their homeland and nation.” The prosecutor’s office referred the suspects to the criminal judgeship of peace, demanding that judicial control measures not to go abroad for the offense of ‘publicly insulting the signs of the state’s sovereignty’.
The suspects in the judge K.Ö. and N.Y. Judicial control measures in the form of a ban on leaving the country and signature for the crime of “humiliating the signs of the state’s sovereignty” were implemented.