248 Persons Arrested In Turkey Over Social Media Posts

share on:
248 persons Arrested In Turkey Over Social Media Posts

The Turkish government has arrested 248 persons over posts on social media that allegedly were supportive of terrorist acts or insulted leaders, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.

265 Persons Dead, 1,140 Others Injured In Failed Turkey Coup

The 248 persons are among 948 citizens that were arrested while some 700 people were released under judicial control, the report said.

The government also encourages people to report social media accounts that have either insulted, mocked leaders or voiced support for various organizations, dpa reports.

181 Feared Dead, Almost 3,000 Detained In Failed Military Coup In Turkey

In December, Anadolu reported that Turkish authorities opened investigations into 3,710 people over social media posts, while 1,656 suspects were formally arrested, over the previous six months.

Turkey Coup: Military Attempts Hostile Takeover Of Erdogan Gov’t

The latest report noted the double suicide bombing in December in Istanbul which targeted security forces outside a football stadium, killing more than 45 people, including several civilians, saying some arrests pertained to comments on this attack.

Datboyjerry

Datboyjerry

I am but your herald boy in the art of the pen.. An eccentric Environmental Biologist smouldered in the glorious epiphany of online journalism.If you ever find my article unduly insipid, sue me and i’ll refund you...

Leave a Reply