İSTANBUL - Fatih Gökhan Diler, the Managing Editor of Diken news website, has been taken into custody. Digital Services Manager of daily Birgün was also detained earlier today.
Managing Editor of Diken news website Fatih Gökhan Diler was taken into custody today (October 10). Going to the office of the website in the district of Şişli in İstanbul earlier in the day, the police said that they had an order from the Prosecutor's Office and took Gökhan Diler into custody.
Diler was first taken to the İstanbul Security Directorate on Vatan Avenue. He has been referred to Prosecutor's Office afterwards.
As reported by Diken, the reason for his detention has not been announced.
Digital Services Manager of daily BirGün Hakan Demir was also detained earlier today. The police raided his house at around 4 a.m. today and brought him to the İstanbul Security Directorate on Vatan Avenue.
Speaking to bianet, his lawyer Ali Deniz Ceylan has stated that Hakan Demir is charged with "inciting the public into enmity and hatred" as per the Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK). After his deposition, he has also been referred to Prosecutor's Office.
Earlier today, the Directorate General of Security announced that a legal action has been taken against 78 people due to their social media messages about Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" launched into northern Syria.