A Turkish woman was detained on charges of "insulting religious values" on April 20 for recording a TikTok video in a shrine in southern Turkey's Adana.
Adana'da bulunan "Çoban Dede Türbesi" içinde çekildiği iddia edilen ve sosyal medyada paylaşılan görüntünün ardından H.Ş. isimli genç kadın, gözaltına alındı. pic.twitter.com/wXWi3PChW1— Vaziyet (@vaziyetcomtr) April 20, 2021
The woman, identified only as H.Ş., is seen walking around the Çoban Dede Shrine, a shrine dedicated to a figure called Çoban Dede, meaning "Father Shepherd" in Turkish.
The woman is wearing a sleeveless white shirt in the video, as a religiously themed song played in the background while she walked around the coffin, and then hugged it.
The woman was detained on charges of insulting religious values, often deployed by the Turkish judiciary against any statement or behavior that prompts public protest in a religious context.