Turkish police arrest Canadian woman for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
according to rapporteur report from Independent, link .,Ece Heper, 50, was arrested in the northeastern city of Kars and charged on 30 December, her lawyer Sertac Celikkaleili told The Canadian Press.
Ms Heper, who has dual Canadian and Turkish citizenship, is a resident of Ontario, Canada.
Canadian authorities have said they are offering consular assistance, but are yet to release any further information over privacy concerns.
It could take at least a month before Ms Heper's case goes to trial, her friend Emrah Bayram told the BBC.
Her friends say Ms Heper suffers from "some health issues" and expressed concern about her access to medicine while detained.