Barış Ceyhan, an Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper employee, was arrested on January 31, 2018 over his posts on social media regarding Turkey’s military operation to Afrin, Syria. Ceyhan is being accused of “spreading propaganda for a terror organisation” and “inciting the people to hatred and animosity”. He is currently imprisoned at Sincan Prison in Ankara.
6 September 2018:
Turkish police detained Barış Ceyhan, an employee of the pro-Kurdish daily Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, after he made critical remarks on social media about Turkey's incursion into Syria, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi reported on January 31.
An Istanbul court then formally arrested Ceyhan on accusations of "making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization," and "provoking the people into animosity and hatred," his employer reported.*
25 July 2016:
At least 48 journalists detained in one week