Hürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal attacked at home, assailant released
ISTANBULHürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal was attacked on March 28 at her residence by an assailant who introduced himself as a courier.
“Yesterday, a person who said he was a courier asked me to open the door. When I did not open it, he tried to enter my house by kicking the door and swearing. I called the police and he was apprehended. I filed a complaint against the same assailant three months ago due to his phone calls to me. I think he is an obsessed and problematic person,” Karakartal told Hürriyet.
However, an Istanbul court later ordered the release of the assailant pending trial.
According to a Facebook post by Karakartal, the assailant previously claimed that she mentioned him in her columns and monitored him via city survelliance cameras while also tapping his phones.