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Thirteen suspects in Turkey’s Adana have been sent to court over accusations of provoking riots through their social media posts, according to Doğan news agency. AA photo

Thirteen suspects in Turkey’s Adana have been sent to court over accusations of provoking riots through their social media posts, according to Doğan news agency. AA photo

Thirteen suspects in Turkey’s Adana were released after testifying to Adana’s public prosecutor following charges of provoking riots which landed them in court.

The suspects were sent to court earlier on June 10 over accusations of provoking riots through their social media posts.

The 13 suspects were accused of provoking protesters through posts on Twitter and Facebook during the Gezi Park protests in Ankara, and of organizing crowds to cause damage to their surroundings and throw stones at the police forces. They were detained on June 10 and were sent to court following medical examinations.

Investigations continue on the matter.

Adana locals witnessed police intervention overnight as protesters attempted to march towards the Akkapu district, but faced police opposition on the way. Forces used TOMA vehicles and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

June/10/2013

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