Fincanci referred to the court in request of arrest

Fincanci referred to the court in request of arrest
Update: 27 October 2022 17:03
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The head of top medical association who was detained on terrorism charges over Turkey’s chemical warfare allegations testified to the prosecution on Thursday

Sebnem Korur Fincanci, the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and a human rights activist who was detained on Wednesday on terrorism charges, has been referred to the court by the prosecution with a request of arrest, after testifying on Thursday. .

Turkish security forces on Wednesday have detained Fincanci within the scope of an investigation launched by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s office over her remarks regarding the allegations that Turkish military used chemical weapons against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Northern Iraq.

"Obviously, one of the toxic chemical gases was used that directly affects the nervous system," Fincanci told Media Haber during a live broadcast, sharing her examinations on the basis of the coverages allegedly showing the chemical warfare posted in social media. Fincanci also urged independent missions to investigate the incident within the scope of international treaties.

Following the interview, prosecutors in Ankara launched the probe into Fincancı on the grounds of “disseminating propaganda in favour of a terrorist organisation” and "insulting the Turkish nation, the state of the Republic of Turkey and its institutions.”