Social Media Operation in Ankara

Social media users including EMEP executives were detained on charge of “propagandizing for an illegal organization” in a raid launched this morning in Ankara.

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An operation was launched against social media users due to their social media posts this morning (April 9) in capital Ankara.

Labor Party (EMEP) stated that party’s Ankara Provincial Director Rüstem Kahraman and Yenimahalle District Director Özlem Boyraz Özel were detained in a home raid on allegation that they “propagandized for a terrorist organization on their social media accounts”.

Five member of the Federation of Opinion Clubs (FKF) are among the detainees in Ankara.

The detainees have been taken to Ankara Security Directorate Anti-Terror Bureau.

In a statement published on the official website of the ministry on April 2, it was stated that between March 26 and April 2, legal action has been taken against 242 social media users.

The Ministry of Interior previously announced that 845 people who criticized the Afrin operation on social media and participated in critical activities had been taken into custody. (AS/TK)

Ankara - BIA News Desk

09 April 2018, Monday