Ten people were detained on Monday morning in Ankara as part of an operation into social media launched by the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office, the T24 news website reported.

According to the report, Evren Çevik, foreign relations bureau member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is among the detainees, who were accused of disseminating the propaganda of a terrorist organization.

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 173 people were investigated over social media messages last week.

This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on Nov 13.