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Deputy claims 650 more journalists to be investigated

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Barış Yarkadaş announced on Thursday that 650 more journalists are to be investigated due to their messages on Twitter.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs had stated earlier this week that 10,000 people are under investigation because of their social media posts.

Yarkadaş urged the end of baseless investigations against journalists during remarks in front of the courthouse before a hearing in the trial of the shut-down pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem daily.

Currently, there are at least 145 journalists in prison in Turkey.

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