Police detain five for making ‘victory sign’ in Istanbul
İsmail Saymaz – ISTANBULPolice have detained five people over “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” after they gestured the “victory sign” in Istanbul.
Police detained Dilek Encü, Halide Encü, Semire Alman, Sinan Alman and Hediye Alman after they made the sign in a wedding motorcade in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district on July 23.
The detainees were taken to the Gazi police headquarters for “making terror propaganda,” being accused of carrying out propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
They were held on charges of “making the victory sign used by the PKK terror group.”
According to the report prepared at the headquarters, the suspects said they made the sign for entertainment purposes when asked about their motive.
They were released later in the day.