The authorities have launched an investigation into videos on social media with a filter depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Istanbul Prosecutor General's Office has taken steps for "insulting the president" against those responsible for the "insulting" video, the state news agency Anadolu reported.
The authorities are currently checking which users created or shared the videos, a spokesman for the Istanbul Prosecutor General's Office confirmed to the German Press Agency. The investigation is based on Article 299 of the Criminal Code, which provides for prison sentences of up to four years.
Most recently, the Turkish government was accused of wanting to expand control of social media. The opposition fears that the so-called disinformation law will lead to stricter censorship on the internet. The Turkish parliament is expected to vote on the draft law in the coming weeks.