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İstanbul and Diyarbakır prosecutor’s officers have launched investigations into social media posts about operation into Afrin, and issued warrants. A doctor was taken into custody in Kütahya.
The Ministry of Interior has stated that 24 people have been detained over “terrorism propaganda”. 17 of the detainees are in Diyarbakır.
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office had probed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen and HDP Co-Chair Nadir Yıldırım due to their statements about the operation.
Warrant for 18 people in İstanbul Europe, investigation into 57 people in İstanbul Anatolia
İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrant for 18 people who allegedly “propagandized for the PKK/PYD (Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Democratic Union Party)”.
İstanbul Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that investigation has been launched into 57 people due to their social media posts about the military campaign dubbed “Operation Olive Branch” launched into Afrin on January 20.
17 people have been detained in Diyarbakır
Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into statements about the campaign made by the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-Chair Leyla Güven.
In its statement, the prosecution stated, “an investigation has been launched against the figures who incite people to enmity and hostility about the ‘Operation Olive Branch’, and propagandizing for the armed terrorist organizations PKK/KCK, PYD/YPG, and DEAŞ [ISIS] on their social media accounts”.
As part of the investigation, 17 people have been detained on charges of “sharing false news that deceive public with respect to the campaign” and “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”.
One detention in Kütahya
Pediatrician Dr. Ö.B. was detained on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” on social media in Emet, Kütahya.
Kütahya Security Directorate Anti-Terror teams took Dr. Ö.B. into custody in Emet last night (January 21). (AS/TK)
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