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In Turkey, police have arrested 573 people, who publicly criticized the military operation “Olive branch”, held in Ankara in the Syrian Affleck. It is reported by the interior Ministry, reports on Monday, February 5, Cumhuriyet.
In particular, the 449 people arrested and detained from January 29 to February 5 for “spreading terrorist propaganda in social networks”, 124 for part in the protests.
Operation “Olive branch” against the forces of the Kurds, Turkey has been holding since January 20. Military help the rebels “free Syrian army”. Ankara considers terrorists representatives of the Kurdish party Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed people’s protection Units (YPG).
The citizens of Turkey has been behind bars for criticizing the local authorities. In February 2016, the court sentenced the 24-year-old journalist Hilal Calafate to 28 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She has published in Facebook several records, one of which, in the opinion of the Prosecutor’s office, insulted the head of state. Some time later, Calafat deleted the message, but the unnamed user had to file a complaint against her through the official portal of the government.
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