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Prosecutor accuses journalist İshak Karakaş of terror propaganda

Journalist İshak Karakaş, who was arrested on 26 January for tweeting against Turkish military operations in the Afrin district of Syria, was indicted on charges of propaganda of a terrorist organization.

The indictment, which was prepared in February was accepted by the 28th High Criminal Court. Prosecutor Ergün Güçlü accuses Karakaş and nine others of “spreading propaganda of the armed terror organizations PKK/KCK/PYD/YPG/YPJ in a way that legitimizes or praises and their methods of force, violence and threats and inciting others to use these methods.”

Karakaş, who is the editor-in-chief of the local Istanbul weekly Halkın Nabzı and a columnist for the Artı Gerçek news website will be brought before a judge in his first hearing on 8 May.