(MENAFN) Turkey has arrested 845 people over criticizing the offensive "Olive Branch" launched by the Turkish armed forces in Syria's Afrin, Diken reports.
According to the data of the Turkish interior ministry, 85 protests, 648 posts on social media against these military operations were made in Turkey.
The ministry, however, give further information on the number released or arrested detainees.
In January 2018, the Turkish military began an offensive in the Kurdish-majority Afrin Canton and the Tel Rifaat Area of Shahba Canton in Northern Syria. Turkey code-named the operation as Operation Olive Branch. In the pretext of fighting terror, Turkey is actually targeting the Kurdish population. The Syrian legitimate government has condemned the offensive and entered Afrin to confront Turkish terrorism.