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Turkish police crack down on Turkey’s social media users: Shocking Numbers

Resim: DHA

Thus far, Turkish law enforcement has arrested 1,734 people for allegedly making “terror propaganda” on social media as police waiting for prosecutorial directions to detain additional 18,194 people.

According to state-owned Anadolu Agency, cybersecurity police who monitor social media and other web sites have determined that 69,937 accounts have been involved in making terror propaganda since the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Police have identified 22,088 people as the account owners, of which 3,894 were taken into custody, while 1,743 were arrested from those who referred to the judiciary court. 2,151 people were released, including 1,328 under judicial control.

Prosecutors are expected to give detention orders for 18,194 people, while police continue to work on identifying the user information of 47,849 accounts.

Öznur Kaya translated from Diken

Editor: Leyla Magdalena Amur

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