Turkish authorities have taken control of the pro-Kurdish Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper and the printing house that publishes the daily after a police raid on Wednesday.

A trustee panel was appointed to the management of the both entities, accused of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

State-run Anadolu news agency said 21 people including newspaper employees were detained on charges of membership to/making propaganda on behalf of PKK.

Among the evidence the prosecutor included in the investigation to back up terror accusations are the articles on Özgürlükçü Demokrasi that the prosecutor said “making Turkish military look like invader in Syria’s Afrin,” and giving impression that “Turkish state is killing civilians in Afrin.”

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