24 detained for ‘promoting terrorism’ on social media across Turkey
AFP photoSome 24 suspects were detained in four provinces in Turkey on Dec. 22 on charges of “promoting terrorism” on social media, the Turkish police has said.
Seven suspects have been arrested in the southeastern province of Mardin for sharing posts that allegedly praised the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) according to Mardin’s Kızıltepe Counter-Terrorism Police Department. Meanwhile, two other suspects detained on similar charges, were released under judicial restrictions.
One suspect has been arrested in Turkey’s northwestern province of Çanakkale, also for promoting the PKK on social media.
Some 10 people have been detained over the same allegations in the western province of İzmir, another police source told state-run Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, four suspects have been detained in the eastern province of Bitlis.
The police have seized many banned publications and documents related to the PKK and several unregistered firearms in the suspects’ addresses.