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A Turkish photographer was detained over “insulting religious values” in the southern province of Antalya on May 17.

“Islam is immorality,” Fırat Erez said on Twitter, prompting authorities to detain him over “insulting religious values and inciting hatred and enmity.”

“The cyber security branch continues its online patrol 24/7 to tackle crime,” police said in a written statement.

Following his post, Erez was slammed on social media, prompting him to defend his stance.

He was referred to court on May 18.

Erez was also detained in October 2017 over insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.