Last year, teacher Ayşe Çelik from Diyarbakır phoned in Beyaz Show on Kanal D and called for attention to the ongoing violence in Eastern and Southeastern cities: "Are you aware of what's going on in the east of the country? What's happening is not reflected in the media. Do not remain silent. Try to approach this with more sensitivity as a fellow human being. See us, hear us and give a hand. It's a pity! People should not die, children should not cry, mothers should not cry."
Ayşe Çelik was sentenced to 15 months in prison for these words and recently her sentence was approved. The civil disobedients who participated in her "crime" for solidarity were acquitted in the final hearing. Ayşe Çelik and her supporters objected to the verdict, but İstanbul Regional Court 2. Criminal Chamber stated that there is no misjudgement in the verdict and that Çelik's expressions were "trying to legitimate the actions of the terrorist organizations at the settlements in the southeast, by making the operations of the security forces look like they are directed against the civilians living in the area".
Ayşe Çelik is currently eight months pregnant and her lawyer Mahsuni Karaman says they are expecting her to be taken to prison after she gives birth, however the situation remains uncertain. Ayşe Çelik and some of her supporters will be taking the matter to the Constitutional Court yet as the verdict is approved by the Court of Appeals, even if Constitutional Court approves their objection, she will still spend that time in prison, with her baby.