Turkish police detain suspect for insulting Erdoğan's daughter, son-in-law

Turkish police have detained a suspect accused of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s eldest daughter and her husband, Turkey’s finance minister, in a social media post, independent news site T24 reported on Tuesday.

Cyber crime units detained the person in the southern province of Mersin following a post on Twitter responding to Finance Minister Berat Albayrak’s announcement on Tuesday on the arrival of his fourth child with Erdoğan’s daughter, Esra Albayrak, it said.

The suspect is under interrogation and will be transferred to court on Wednesday, T24 said.

Turkish media sources reported on Monday that a Turkish football official was under investigation for insulting Albayrak over a speech in which he allegedly referred to Erdoğan’s son-in-law as “the groom.’’

Istanbul prosecutors are seeking up to two years in jail for a journalist with opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet over a report on land purchased by Albayrak in 2012 en route of the Kanal Istanbul artificial waterway project.