ANKARA, Turkey — A high school student who was jailed for allegedly insulting Turkey’s leader was released from custody on Friday after his arrest caused uproar and intensified fears that Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lurching toward more authoritarian rule.
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Ironically, the original song was a praise for a bandit who participated in a rebellion against the Ottomans in the 16th century.
Turkey has the freest press in the world, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, brushing off accusations that media freedoms were being eroded under his rule
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A high school student who was jailed after he was accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was released from custody on Friday after his arrest caused an uproar.