Turkey Claims 10,000 Under Investigation for Online Terror Activity

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The Turkish government reportedly announced this weekend that it is monitoring 10,000 people who they believe may be using the internet for “terror-related activity.” The report follows a week in which over 1,500 people were arrested on terrorism charges, most for links to U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The Agence-France Presse reports that the Turkish Interior Ministry suggested some of the 10,000 under surveillance behaved in a way that attracted police attention online, specifically on social media. They are being investigated, according to a government statement, as part of a larger “fight against terrorism, which continues with determination everywhere, including on social networks.” The statement did not elaborate on which terrorist groups these individuals may have ties to. – READ MORE

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