Turkey probes social network ‘insults’

Turkish protesters seen flanked by flags in Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 20 people allegedly involved in violent protests, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to lash out at protesters, and a BBC journalist, claiming they are part of a conspiracy to harm Turkey, and reiterating that the protests were orchestrated by forces wanting to prevent Turkey’s rise. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating people who allegedly insulted state officials or incited riots on social media, the deputy prime minister said Thursday, in a sign the government is intent on meting out punishment over the massive protests that swept the country in June.

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