Turkish influencer posts pics of Amsterdam's museum of sex, says being prosecuted under obscenity laws
- A Turkish influencer said she is being prosecuted for posting photos from Amsterdam's sex museum.
- People who publish "obscene" content can be fined or jailed for up to three years in Turkey.
- The director of the sex museum called the situation "absolutely ridiculous."
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A Turkish influencer said she's being prosecuted after she posted photos from Amsterdam's sex museum on her Instagram account.
Merve Taskin, 23, has 580,000 Instagram followers.
She visited the Sex Museum in The Netherlands in January 2020, and shared photos of things for sale, including penis-shaped pasta and a "sexy bottle opener," the BBC reported.
She was later arrested in Turkey, and told the BBC that she has been summoned to court to face obscenity charges.
People who publish content judged to be obscene in Turkey can be fined or jailed for up to three years.
The BBC saw a screenshot of a message that said Taskin has to appear in court on October 26.
The director of the Sex Museum, Monique van Marle, called the situation "absolutely ridiculous" to the BBC.
She said the museum messaged Taskin to say it was "sorry to hear about the trouble you are in," and called her a "great role model to other women."
"Our museum is intended to educate people all around the world about the history of sex. We admire you for expressing yourself and posting such pictures," she said.
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