Gezis girl with red foulard joins PKK
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 papers report was confirmed by Karacagils mother. The young woman spent 4 months in prison following her arrest. Her red foulard was linked to socialism by prosecutors during her interrogations.