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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 03:14 AM

This is not good...

Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organisations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

In a statement it said legal action had been taken against 3,710 people identified by police.

Beside those arrested, 1,203 people were released on probation, 767 were released and 84 others are still in detention.

Charges include provoking hatred among the people; praising terrorist organisations; disseminating terrorist propaganda; openly declaring allegiance to terrorist groups; insulting statesmen; and targeting the indivisibility of the state or safety of citizens.

Investigations and legal procedures are underway against an additional 10,000 people reported to public prosecutors.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1304569/turkey-arrests-1656-social-media-users-since-summer

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Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage.

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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 03:21 AM

1. Erdogan may have been democratically elected,

but he shows many of the same dictatorial policies as other leaders in that area of the world. It's the thing that "leaders" do after an attempted coup.

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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:23 AM

3. Figures seem way low -- Since the failed coup, I thought that close to 100,000 have been arrested

 

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