The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that at least 7 people were detained over the past week on charges of making propaganda on social media on behalf of the Gulen movement and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL).
The ministry said investigations were launched against 255 social media users while only 7 of them were detained between Aug 14 and Aug 21.
Meanwhile, the ministry also said, a total of 616 people have been detained in the past week as part of police operations against the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
On Sunday President Erdoğan called for support for operations against the movement: “I call on all to give support. We will wage a more decisive struggle.”