Dozens detained for criticizing attack on Afrin

Turkey detained dozens of activists across the country for criticizing attack on Afrin.

Turkish continues to crackdown social media activists who share posts against the attack on Afrin.

Aydin Cetinkaya, member of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Party Council, Cerkez Aydemir, co-chair of HDP’s Izmir branch were detained along with 15 others in Izmir. Six people were also detained in Manisa.

Journalist Ismail Eskin was detained in Diyarbakir while home of Ishak Karakas, a columnist for Arti Gercek news portal, in Istanbul was raided by Turkish police. Karakas was taken to Istanbul General Security Directorate.

In Ankara journalists, Hayri Demir, Sibel Hurtas and Fatih Kanat were detained by the police because of their posts on social media against the operation in Afrin.