Turkish authorities initiated a judicial review on Wednesday against six people in a case involving offensive and provocative remarks on social media against Turkish President,  Yeni ┼×afak newspaper reported.

The remarks of the users were made after Erdogan announced that he had been infected with the omicron strain of the coronavirus.

According to the newspaper, 26 people have been released as part of the investigation into the case.

The republic now has a law on insulting the president, under which a person can be prosecuted. The offense carries a penalty of one to four years in prison.

Erdogan said on Saturday that he and his wife had been infected with the omicron strain of the coronavirus. On Sunday, the president said he was continuing to work remotely as doctors confirmed a mild course of the disease. On the same day, Hulusi Akar, the Turkish national defense minister who accompanied the Turkish leader on a visit to Kyiv on 3 February, said that he had also been infected with coronavirus.