A Kayseri man, identified only with his initials G.A., was detained for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his social media accounts.
State-run Anadolu news agency reported on Dec 24 that G.A. was rounded up by police and taken to a nearby police station for interrogation.
Anadolu said G.A. is also accused of making propaganda on behalf of the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
As of the end of 2016, at least 10,000 people were under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda and insulting senior state officials on social media.
A total of 1,080 people were convicted of insulting Erdoğan in 2016, according to data from Turkey’s Justice Ministry. Data also showed that 4,936 cases were launched against people on charges of insult in 2016.