Turkish government investigates social media amid protests

AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Several people accused of insulting state officials and inciting riots


Turkish authorities are investigating people who allegedly insulted state officials or incited riots on social media, country's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on 27 June, in a sign the government is trying to punish people particupating in the protests that are taking place since the beginning of the month.

According to Bozdag, the government will also submit to Parliament a proposal to further limit the military's powers, in an attempt to reaffirm Turkey's democratic values, wh...


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