Turkey detains 24 people over social media comments on Syria, ministry says

  • World
  • Monday, 22 Jan 2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 24 people for allegedly "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media related to Ankara's military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" over the weekend, pushing into the Afrin region to dislodge the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG and opening a new front in the seven-year-old Syrian civil war.

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