The Ministry of Interior has released a statament and announced that 324 social media accounts have been investigated an a legal action has been taken against 280 social media users in one week.
According to the statement published on the official website of the ministry, in the operations that were conducted from November 12 to November 19, the following charges were brought against the social media users:
"Propagandizing for a terrorist organization, promoting these organizations, declaring affiliation with terrorist organizations, inciting people to enmity and hatred, insulting state officials, attempting against state's indivisible integrity, committing hate speech..."
11 people were arrested in one month
According to the statement on rights violations made by the Republican People's Party (CHP) İstanbul MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a legal action was taken against 898 people due to their social media posts in October 2018.
In this one-month period, 11 people were arrested.
"Afrin" and "dollar" investigations
General Directorate of Security announced on August 12, 2018 that an investigation was launched into 346 social media accounts which shared posts about the exchange rate of the US Dollar.
Ankara and İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Offices launched investigation into "news items, printer and visual publication, social media accounts that serve in economic attacks" on the same day.
The Ministry announced on February 26 that 845 people who criticized the Afrin operation on social media and participated in critical activities had been taken into custody. (AS/SD)
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