British nationals of Iraqi origin arrested in Turkey’s Muğla for ‘terrorist propaganda’

British nationals of Iraqi origin arrested in Turkey’s Muğla for ‘terrorist propaganda’

MUĞLA – Demirören News Agency
British nationals of Iraqi origin arrested in Turkey’s Muğla for ‘terrorist propaganda’

Two brothers who arrived in Dalaman Airport in Turkey’s Aegean province of Muğla were detained by the anti-terror police and then arrested by a local court for “making terrorist propaganda” on social media on June 5.

The Ayman and Hariam Barzan, British nationals of Iraqi origin, were briefly interviewed by the Anti-Terror Risk Analysis team of the police because of their suspicious behavior.

When the police officers checked their mobile phones they found social media posts in favor of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Turkey deems the YPG an offshoot of the PKK which is also listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the European Union.

The Barzan brothers were taken into custody and sent to the local court, where they were charged with making terrorist propaganda and jailed pending trial.

Turkey, Muğla, Dalaman, PKK, YPG, anti-terrorism