Halkın Nabzı Editor-in-Chief İshak Karakaş has been detained due to his social media posts following “Operation Olive Branch” launched by Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) into Syria’s Afrin region.
Police raided Karakaş’s home in Maltepe, İstanbul at around 1 a.m. The journalist was taken to provincial security directorate. According to the news reports, he was detained due to his social media posts.
Police raid homes of Tunç and Eskin
The same police launched operation into the homes of writer Aziz Tunç and journalist İsmail Eskin.
Police searched the home for 40 minutes and seized a book called “Ölümsüzler (The Immortals)”. Tunç has been living abroad for two years.
Police also raided Eskin’s home in Turkey’s southeastern Bağlar, Diyarbakır. A detention warrant was issued for Eskin.
HDP MP faces probe
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Dersim MP Alican Önlü has been probed too due to his social media posts. Önlü criticized the military campaign launched into Afrin with a post on his social media account.
Nurcan Baysal is in custody as well
There is T24 writer Nurcan Baysal too among the 30 people who were detained in Diyarbakır today (January 22) due to her social media posts. (EA/TK)
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