Turkish influencer, 23, prosecuted for posting 'sex toy' photos from Amsterdam ...

Turkish influencer, 23, prosecuted for posting 'sex toy' photos from Amsterdam ...
Turkish influencer, 23, prosecuted for posting 'sex toy' photos from Amsterdam ...

A Turkish social media influencer has said she is being prosecuted in her country for posting pictures of sex toys from Amsterdam's sex museum to her Instagram page.

Merve Taskin, 23, shared the 'joke' pictures of objects she bought from the world-famous museum during a birthday trip to the Netherlands in January last year.

But a few months later, she was arrested in Turkey, where the sharing of pictures considered obscene is deemed a crime.

Turkish social media influencer Merve Taskin has said she is being prosecuted in her country for posting pictures of sex toys from Amsterdam's sex museum to her Instagram page. Pictured: Ms Taskin pictured in the museum in January 2020

Turkish social media influencer Merve Taskin has said she is being prosecuted in her country for posting pictures of sex toys from Amsterdam's sex museum to her Instagram page. Pictured: Ms Taskin pictured in the museum in January 2020

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Now, the prominent Instagram influencer with almost 600,000 followers says she has been summoned to court to face obscenity charges.

Under Turkish law, anyone who publishes 'obscene' material can be fined, or can even face a jail sentence of up to three years.

'My purpose was to make jokes,' Ms Taskin told the BBC, recalling that she visited Amsterdam with friends at the beginning of 2020 to celebrated her 22nd birthday.

One of the items on her to-do list while in the city was to visit the Sex Museum, which is a popular tourist attraction to visitors from around the world.

Inside, Ms Taskin - from Istanbul - shared pictured of the objects that are on sale in the museum, including penis-shaped pasta and a 'sexy bottle opener'.

She didn't think twice about the pictures, thinking that they were innocent enough, but back in Turkey authorities considered them obscene.

Merve Taskin, 23 (pictured), shared the 'joke' pictures of objects she bought from the world-famous museum during a birthday trip to the Netherlands in January last year

Merve Taskin, 23 (pictured), shared the 'joke' pictures of objects she bought from the world-famous museum during a birthday trip to the Netherlands in January last year

Pictured: The entrance to Amsterdam's sex museum (file photo). Ms Taskin was visiting the museum during a birthday trip to Amsterdam last year, when she shared a picture of some of the merchandise that can be found inside the museum

Pictured: The entrance to Amsterdam's sex museum (file photo). Ms Taskin was visiting the museum during a birthday trip to Amsterdam last year, when she shared a picture of some of the merchandise that can be found inside the museum

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