573 people detained in Turkey for social media posts over Afrin

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The Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced that 449 people have been detained for social media posts against the Afrin attacks and 124 others were detained for participating in protests.

As the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TAF) attacks against Afrin continue on day 17, the Ministry of Interior Affairs announced the number of detentions against protesters.

The Ministry said 449 people have been detained for social media posts against the Afrin operation and 124 others were detained for participating in protests. According to the Ministry’s statement, the detainees are charged with “terrorist propaganda”.

There are doctors, journalists, union leaders, politicians, writers and activists among the people detained for objecting to the operation since January 20 when it started.

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