9 detained in political genocide operation in Mersin

In a wave of arrests in Mersin, nine people were detained for "propaganda for a terrorist organisation".

The chief public prosecutor's office in Mersin ordered the arrest of eleven people for "spreading propaganda for a terrorist organisation", meaning the PKK. According to information so far, the police stormed the flats of the accused and detained nine people. They are being held at the Mersin police station. On Tuesday, 13 people had been detained in Mersin on the same charge.

For terror cases like these, sharing reports of chemical weapons use or other issues critical of Turkey on social media is enough. If convicted, those persecuted could face long prison sentences.