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Police have seized and battered cellist Gülşah Erol at the Kadıköy Metro Station.
Claiming that Erol’s cello was a bomb, the police alleged that Erol was a “terrorist” and closed her in a room.
Telling that she was handcuffed and battered in that room, Erol shared what happened on her Instagram account:
“I was battered by two police officers on August 2. They declared my instrument a bomb and me a terrorist and closed me in a room. I was handcuffed and punched and kicked several times. They hit in my face with Turkish flag. They were telling me ‘We are citizens of this country’, what about me? When I told them I was a musician, please be careful about my arms and hands, they hit harder. They said that the people like me should leave the country, we are traitors. They threatened me with sending me to jail. They insulted my family. I didn’t put the photos of the damages in my body because they look horrible. I am a musician! I am an artist who labor for this country. Is this what I deserve?! My whole body aches but mostly my heart. I could have died yesterday…”
Gülşah Erol also shared the photo of her broken cello on Instagram.
Besides, the Twitter user “stalininbiyigi” who shot the moment Erol was brought to the room by police was precluded by the police and private security guards. (EKN/TK)
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