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Turkey’s ‘Madonna’ arrested for deriding Erdogan’s religious school network

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The 46-year-old singer and songwriter was taken away for questioning from her home in Istanbul. She was formally arrested late on Thursday before being taken to a prison pending her trial. Critics said the move was an effort by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to consolidate his religious and conservative support base.
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Turkish pop star jailed over joke about religious schools

Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested on charges of "inciting hatred and enmity" over a joke she made about Turkey's religious schools, the country's state-run news agency reported. The 46-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Colakoglu, was taken away for questioning from her home in Istanbul and was formally arrested late on Thursday before being taken to a prison pending her trial.

3 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Turkish singer Gulsen arrested over religious schools joke

Critics say the high-profile arrest is a bid by President Erdogan to consolidate support ahead of elections.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Turkish singer Gulsen arrested after religious schools quip -media

Turkish pop star Gulsen was arrested on Thursday after an Istanbul prosecutor opened an investigation into charges of "inciting people to hatred and hostility" after a remark she made on stage about religious schools, local media reported.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Turkish pop star Gülşen arrested over religious schools joke

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3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Turkish pop star jailed over joke about religious schools

Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested on charges of 'inciting hatred and enmity' with a joke she made about Turkey's religious schools, the country's state-run news agency reported.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Turkey’s ‘Madonna’ arrested for deriding Erdogan’s religious school network

Pop icon Gulsen’s open sexuality has been riling conservative Islamists for years

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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