Armenian human rights activist detained in Istanbul

An Armenian-origin Turkish human rights activist was detained on Tuesday after police raided her home in Istanbul, left-wing news site Gazete Manifesto reported. 

Police searched the home of Arlet Natali Avazyan before taking her into police custody, the site said. 

The human rights activist’s detention follows a tweet on Monday saying she had been summoned by police to testify in a case filed against over alleged terror links.

Avazyan said she had received a call from the police and would testify regarding her tweets on Tuesday.

The human rights activist, known for her opposition to the Turkish government, a few days ago shared a tweet regarding Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Avazyan posted a picture on Twitter of what she said was the Çavuşoğlu family from the year 1988.

“They were known as 'Kurdish thieves' in the southern province of Antalya,'' she said, referring to the foreign minister’s family.