Ayşe Deniz Karacagil, better known as ‘the girl with red foulard’ in anti-government Gezi Park protest, joined the PKK, it emerged after she faced a sentence of up to 98 years in prison following her release on 7 February this year pending a trial…
Ayşe Deniz Karacagil, a young woman who became known to public as ‘the girl with red foulard’ anti-government Gezi Park protest last summer, faced an up to 98 years in prison for participating in the protests for charges including “membership of a terrorist organization, opposing the Assembly Law, and resisting against law enforcement officers.” The young woman joined the PKK, it was announced by pro-Kurdish daily Yeni Özgür Politika.
“[Karacagil] decided to join the Kurdish independence struggle in prison by going to the mountains [joining the PKK] with the name ‘Destan Yörük’ as her alias,” it was stated in Yeni Özgür Politika newspaper.
The daily paper’s report was confirmed by Karacagil’s mother. The young woman spent 4 months in prison following her arrest. Her ‘red foulard’ was linked to socialism by prosecutors during her interrogations.
21 June 2014