Turkish gov’t launches investigations into 259 social media users in a week

The Turkish government has initiated legal proceedings against 259 people following an operation against social media propaganda, after examining 783 social media accounts through the cybercrime division of the police during the week of March 19-26, according to a written statement released by the Turkish Interior Ministry on Monday.

The Interior Ministry has stated every week that the cybercrime division launched legal proceedings against hundreds of people over their alleged promotion of terrorist organisations. In its statement dated February 26, the ministry had also announced that 845 people who criticized the Afrin operation on social media were detained.

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