24 people arrested in Turkey for social media posts criticizing Turkish offensive

24 people have been arrested due to their posts shared on social media regarding the military operation against Syria
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 13:07

24 of 186 people who were detained on the allegations of spreading "black propaganda" on social media about the military operation against Syria were arrested, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

78 people were released; 40 among them were released with judicial control decisions.

The suspects were accused of “provoking the public to hatred and animosity” and “carrying out propaganda for a terrorist organization”. Since the start of the offensive in Syria, Turkish government has carried out investigations against hundreds of people over criticizing the Turkish military operation.

More than 300 people were detained for social media posts criticizing the ealier offensive into northern Syria in January 2018.