This is reported by TASS with reference to the statement of the department.

“135 social media accounts were identified containing provocative publications about the earthquake, made to sow fear and panic among the population.

Seven people were detained, one of them was arrested,” the department said.

It is specified that at the same time, law enforcement agencies initiated the blocking of 16 phishing sites through which the attackers lured money from those who wanted to help the victims of the tremors.

Turkey's earthquake death toll has risen to 4,544, with 26,725 affected, according to the latest data.