14 people including journalist Hakan Gülseven detained for alleged terrorist propaganda and allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media, on Friday.
The suspects taken under custody as part of an Izmir-based operation with Gulseven rounded up in the neighboring province of Balikesir.
Editor-in-chief of the leftist news website Redaktif, Gulseven tweeted early Friday: “They are taking me too. 🙂 Ayvalik Police Station [in Balikesir].”
A total of 1,080 people were convicted of insulting Erdoğan in 2016, according to data from Turkey’s Justice Ministry this week.