Turkey: 24 arrested in Smyrna for pro-protest tweets

14 others wanted by police

05 June, 10:55

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JUNE 5 - Police arrested 24 people Tuesday night in Smyrna on charges of ''incitement to disorder and propaganda'' for tweeting support for nation-wide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan, say Turkish media outlets. Fourteen others are being sought by the police. According to local sources from the main opposition party CHP, those arrested had encouraged participation in the protests. On Monday Erdogan called Twitter a ''a curse on society''. (ANSAmed).

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