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Kurdish-German singer arrested in Turkey on terror charge

By Rudaw 27/6/2018
Hozan Cane, real name Saide Inac, was detained on June 22. Photo: Hozan Cane/Facebook
Hozan Cane, real name Saide Inac, was detained on June 22. Photo: Hozan Cane/Facebook
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Kurdish-German singer has been arrested in Turkey on charges of “propagating for a terrorist organization.”

Hozan Cane, whose real name is Saide Inac, 47, was formally arrested on Tuesday, five days after she was first detained. 

The terror-related charge was for spreading messages of the PKK on social media, Hurriyet newspaper reported. The PKK is a named terror organization in Turkey.

Cane had come to Turkey “to support HDP’s election campaign, but was detained on June 22,” her manager Mehmet Akbas told Rudaw English. 

She was initially detained for her social media posts, he explained, but the court’s charges were based on her involvement in the film 74th Genocide of Shingal.

Cane features in the film, carrying a weapon during a scene of the film that looks at ISIS’ attack on Yezidis on 2014, according to ANF news.

She was detained two days before Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary election. The singer had been campaigning on behalf of the pro-Kurdish HDP in Edirne province where HDP’s presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas is in jail on terror charges. 

Cane shared videos and photos of her urging people to vote for HDP and Demirtas. 


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Mid-East Watcher | 28/6/2018
Is this just the beginning of a major purge of all opposition voices? The rest of the world is watching. The title of Democracy must be earned. The Turkish regime is becoming a present-day Orwellian nightmare of a regime. No democracy there; Only tyranny arising. Sorry if this is painful for Erdogan's supporters to hear, but you must allow free political speech to call yourself a Democracy. If you can't accept opposing views, OK, but don't call yourself a Democracy.
Hamid Sayadi | 28/6/2018
Kurdish are the thorn in the eyes of Turks no matter whom the Turks are, Most of Turks are blind Islamic\ chauvinists,nationalist
Aydin | 28/6/2018
Im a chp supporter and i dont like Erdogan, but i admire this action, pkk is a terrorist group just like isis, and anyone who helps them must be arrested and face the law.
Yilmaz34 | 28/6/2018
Mid-East Watcher: Using car bombs and deliberately killing and terrorising civilians has made Kurds the darlings of the western media and yet you're being used as mountain donkey's who do the fighting and get dumped afterwards. Why would Turkey even try to be truly democratic to try and please the west like you lapdogs do? It doesn't earn you anything did it? You've lost eastern Turkey, you've lost northern Iraq, you've lost Afrin, you've lost Manbij, you've lost Kirkuk, you've lost unconditional American support, etc. Take your loss and piss off dude. Claiming your enemies aren't democratic and aren't lapdogs of the west like Kurds are isn't going to get you a so called "homeland".
anon | 28/6/2018
@Mid-East Watcher Turkey is a islamic dictatorship and they only follow the european model to make business not because they want to be a "democracy" if they could enslave the world they would do it, just as their mongol ancestors invaded.

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