Turkish authorities have summoned three people to testify on Friday for inciting a public riot by speaking Kurdish, Mezopotamya news agency reported.
The authorities asked three people to testify, after they detained a peddler and his sons in the eastern province of Erzurum (Erzirom), the agency said.
The three people, who were among the crowd that protested the detentions, are accused of provoking people by speaking Kurdish, according to Mezopotamya.
The police released the three people after their testimony, while the father and his sons, one of whom is disabled, are still under police custody.
The criminalisation of the use of Kurdish in public spaces or in interactions with authorities is part of Turkey’s long history of discriminatory treatment towards the Kurdish population.