Three YouTubers known for conducting street interviews handed house arrest

Three YouTubers who conduct interviews on the street were handed house arrest reportedly after an AKP member's complaint.

Duvar English 

Three YouTubers who are known for conducting interviews on the street were handed house arrest on Dec. 13. 

Arif Kocabıyık, Hasan Köksoy and Turan Kural were detained in early morning house raids on Dec. 12 reportedly over ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) member Mücahit Birinci's complaint.

A ban on traveling abroad was also imposed on the three men. 


All three YouTubers interview people on the street and ask them what they think about the current state of affairs in Turkey. Most people complain about the economy in the interviews, which often go viral on social media. 

Twitter users slammed the detentions and said that the move aims to silence the opposition. The phrase, "We won't be silent" became a trending topic on Twitter.