Turkish minarets hacked, Ciao Bella called for prayer
After videos of the stunt were widely shared, Izmir police announced that they had started an investigation on Thursday and detained several people for insulting religion.
The detainees included Banu Ozdemir a former city official of main opposition Republican People’s Party, CHP.
The Turkish Religious Authority, the Diyanet, announced that it had filed a criminal complaint about the hacking.
“These people are unknown and evil-minded. They insulted our sacred religious values in the holy month of Ramadan. We have filed a criminal complaint at the city prosecutor’s office,” the chief cleric in Izmir, Mufti Sukru Balkan, said on Thursday.
The Diyanet had to suspend all calls to prayers, known as adhans, in Izmir because of the attacks until further notice. ■