Turkish singer appears in court over religious schools joke


              Security officials patrol in front of Istanbul Courthouse during the trial of Turkish pop-singer Gulsen Colakoglu in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The Turkish pop singer accused of “inciting hatred and enmity” with a joke about Turkey's religious schools rejected the charge Friday during her first court appearance. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
            
              Security officials stand in front of Istanbul Courthouse during the trial of Turkish pop-singer Gulsen Colakoglu in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Gulsen, who is accused of "inciting hatred and enmity" over a joke she made about Turkey's religious schools, rejected the charge during her first appearance in court on Friday. The 46-year-old singer-songwriter Gulsen now faces up to three years in prison if found guilty.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
            
              Celal Ulgen, lawyer of Turkish pop-singer Gulsen Colakoglu, speaks to the media in front of Istanbul Courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The Turkish pop singer accused of “inciting hatred and enmity” with a joke about Turkey's religious schools rejected the charge Friday during her first court appearance. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
            
              A group of women hold placards that read "Gulsen will never walk alone" in front of Istanbul Courthouse during the trial of Turkish pop-singer Gulsen Colakoglu in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The Turkish pop singer accused of “inciting hatred and enmity” with a joke about Turkey's religious schools rejected the charge Friday during her first court appearance. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkish singer appears in court over religious schools joke