Halil İbrahim Erbil, a freelance journalist working in France, is accused of “making terrorist propaganda” and “Threat” over a complaint filed by Gaziantep city mayor Fatma Şahin. Erbil is facing prosecution due to his posts on social media that “allegedly” threatened Mayor Şahin. Şahin also claims that Erbil was making propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization through his social media posts.
Gaziantep 2. High Criminal Court adjourned the hearing until January 10, 2019, ordering Erbil’s arrest warrant be actioned. The next hearing will be on January 10.