Six arrested over ‘social media insults’ on eve of Turkey elections
Prosecutors in the Aegean province of İzmir had launched an investigation after social media footage showed a group of supporters of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), allegedly insulting Erdoğan while "consuming alcohol" before attending an election rally held by presidential runner and Erdoğan's main rival Muharrem İnce.
İnce held a massive election rally in Izmir on June 21, just days ahead of the landmark, snap June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Police units identified six people after examining CCTV footage of an amusement center in Alsancak, near the rally site, where the incident took place, the agency reported.
Police continue to search for other suspects.
As what he said was a goodwill gesture, he dropped the cases following a failed military coup in 2016.
But many more cases have been filed since then.