Turkish authorities have arrested a teacher over a video in the country’s south-east showing children playing on soccer fields.
A police source said the teacher was taken to the police station in the town of Konya on Monday for questioning.
“The investigation showed that there was an altercation between the children and an officer of the local police force.
He was taken into custody for questioning,” the source told AFP news agency.
The video, which shows four children playing with a ball, was taken from a local store.
It was uploaded on social media and has since gone viral.
The government said the incident could lead to a criminal case.
“This could lead into a criminal charge against the teacher who posted the video on social networks.
He has been detained and will face charges,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told journalists.
The police source told Reuters news agency that the video was uploaded by the owner of the store who did not have permission to upload it online.
He added that authorities were still investigating.
Turkey has been struggling to control the unrest following a police crackdown on Kurdish separatists in the north-east following a failed coup attempt in July.
Police have launched a nationwide investigation into the video, in which four children are seen playing on a field.
They are seen using an umbrella to cover their faces and wearing the same colour shirt as the players.
They also play with sticks and ball.
Police said the video showed “inappropriate behaviour”.
The authorities have detained thousands of Kurdish separatists since the coup attempt, including the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, who is in prison.