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Turkey Starts Probing Social Media Posts Against Syria Incursion

  • Turkish police starts legal action against 78 individuals
  • Erdogan announced beginning of military offensive Wednesday
Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on Oct. 9.

Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on Oct. 9.

Photographer: Burak Kara/Getty Images

The Turkish police force started to crack down on social media content that it says went against the country’s military operation in Syria, and launched legal action against 78 people. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone has been detained.

The posts represented incitement to “hatred,” the national police force said on its website late Wednesday, and accused the posters of engaging in “propaganda of a terrorist organization.” The charges carry years in prison if upheld by a court.