Faction arrests 10 people in Syria’s Aleppo charged of insulting Turkey

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – Turkish-backed opposition Military Police faction arrested on Saturday 10 people on charges of insulting Turkey during a demonstration on Friday in the city of Jarabulus, east of Aleppo.

A special source told North Press that the Military Police raided the houses of 10 people, including the protest’s singer, and arrested them on charges of insulting Turkey and burning its flag during the demonstration.

He added that the singer was arrested on charges of verbally attacking Turkey during the demonstration and chanting expressions against its government.

On Friday, a number of demonstrations took place in opposition-held areas in the countryside of Aleppo, condemning the statements made by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in which he called for reconciliation between the Syrian government and opposition.

The city of Jarabulus, east of Aleppo, has been under the control of the Turkish-backed armed opposition factions since 2016.

Reporting by Farouq Hamo