Ebru Umar, Dutch writer

Dutch columnist detained in Turkey ‘over Erdogan tweet’

The Turkish police have detained a Dutch columnist over a critical tweet she posted about Turkish President Recep Erdogan, her newspaper said. The woman intends to go back to the Netherlands after being released.

Ebru Umar is a Dutch columnist of Turkish origin, who writes for several newspapers, including Metro. On Saturday, the Turkish police detained her at the resort of Kusadasi and seized her laptop, the newspaper reported.

  • canminuteman

    This is starting to get scary. BUT, not everyone has the same concept of national identity as we do. If she is Dutch but of Turkish descent the Turkish police will say she is Turkish and has to obey Turkish law when she is in Turkey.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Just wait until Turkey (such an apt name for them) is in the EU. Erdogan can really impose his will on the kuffar then.

  • Peter