Probe initiated as insulting posts target missing AA reporter

Turkish prosecutors on Saturday initiated judicial proceedings against social media users who wrote insulting posts after an Anadolu Agency correspondent was swept away by an avalanche in northeast Turkey.

According to a statement by Bayburt Public Prosecutor's Office, the judicial proceedings have been initiated against those elements who used social media to insult the journalist and spread hatred.

Abdulkadir Nisanci, the Anadolu Agency correspondent, who was covering the road construction works on Mount Soganli, located between northeastern Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, went missing after he was swept away by an avalanche in northeast Turkey on Friday.

Nisanci slid down the hill when the mass of snow he stepped on broke loose at Derebasi Curves area, which is known as one of the most dangerous curves in the world.

Source: Anadolu Agency