Turkish adversiter Hakan Aykut Nili has been put in pre-trial detention over a comment he made on social media criticizing the results of the June 24 elections in Turkey, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Monday.
“This must be the biggest fraud in political history. We see that the sole solution is to take to the streets,” Nili said on his Instagram account on the evening of June 24 following election victory of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party along with their nationalist ally.
According to the Cumhuriyet, Nili was detained several hours after his posts by İstanbul police and sent to prison by a penal court of peace the next day for “inciting hatred and hostility among the people.”
According to the report, Nili said in court he had copied the message from another user and deleted it in 20 seconds later after a friend warned him that the message was not appropriate.