An İstanbul court on Monday ruled to release Abdullah Çakıroğlu, who was arrested in September for attacking a young nurse on a bus in İstanbul’s Maslak neighborhood due to the woman’s clothing.
This was the second time Çakıroğlu had been released by a court in October.
The initial hearing of Çakıroğlu’s trial was held in the İstanbul Anadolu 40th Penal Court of First Instance on Oct. 26 when the court ruled for his first release.
The İstanbul Anadolu Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Oct.27 objected to his release, leading to his arrest on Oct.29.
When his lawyer objected to his arrest, Çakıroğlu was released again on Oct. 31.
Twenty-three-year-old nurse Terzi told Turkish newspapers and TV stations that on Sept. 12, the first day of Eid al-Adha, on the way home from her shift at a hospital in İstanbul, an unidentified man on the bus kicked her. She said that because of her earphones she did not hear what the man said before he suddenly kicked her in the face, but a passenger next to her said the attacker shouted “These woman are evil and spread bad fortune” and uttered disparaging remarks. Terzi was wearing shorts on the day of the attack.
Çakıroğlu was briefly detained in September but later arrested due to public outrage caused by his release.