I'm not doing a very good job of finding the content of the tweets though. The Guardian mentions that the tweets were
insulting a public official, publicly insulting the republic of
Turkey, and insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in tweets
accusing him of theft
but doesn't offer the actual content, translated or otherwise. That doesn't sound like terrorism to me. But maybe the Guardian is not painting an accurate picture of what was said.
On the other hand, this article from some relatively unknown news source paints a very different picture of what was said;
tweets praising countless terrorist organizations. One of them is
TKP-ML, a designated Maoist-Lenninist terrorist organization.
Kaftancıoğlu tweeted about one of its top members saying “thousand
salutes to the general...” acknowledging a terrorist as a general
while failing to acknowledge the founder father of Turkey, Atatürk.
She goes on to tweet about Sakine Cansız, one of the leading members
of terrorist PKK, giving examples of her speeches and calling Cansız a
That's a direct quote, and goes into a lot more detail about what was said. However, I've never heard of this website, and I don't know if they are just making things up, or taking them so drastically out of context that the meaning is warped.
I'd like to find the actual tweets she was prosecuted for, rather than another interpretation of what they said. While the interpretations certainly add value by explaining the cultural background, they don't replace the originals.
- How many tweets were used as evidence in the prosecution?
- Are they archived anywhere that I can read them? In Turkish or translated.