In Turkey, 25 people were arrested for “spreading false information” through social networks to provoke protests, reported the official Turkish news agency, Anadolu.
Yesterday morning in the city of Izmir, the police arrested people in their homes, with charges of “inciting to riot” with messages through their Twitter accounts.
Police said they are still searching for 13 other alleged instigators. These events add up to tens of thousands of Turks who have joined anti-government protests to express their discontent with the regime of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Therefore the major media in Turkey have been criticized for the little coverage they did on police brutality against last Friday’s protest, which prompted further demonstrations.
While Erdogan said the protests are organized by a group of extremists and social media on the Internet, which is one of the greatest threats to society.