Erdoğan toll today: Two cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting Erdoğan…

Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a ‘ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.’
Caricaturist Bahadır Baruter has been convicted to pay a fine of 7,000 liras for insulting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with a caricature.
James in Turkey – Turkish politics has been a complicated beast to follow since the 1980 coup. Vast electoral swings and enforced party closures meant that the 1990s in particular resembled a spaghetti junction of shifting allegiances and cross-spectrum alliances.
the Pulse of the Middle East – Author: Amberin Zaman March 23, 2015 Gultan Kisanak is the first female mayor of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, which is widely seen as the unofficial capital of Turkey’s Kurds. Kisanak is among thousands of political activists who served – Social media users who share content that has been subject to a legal complaint in Turkey will be punished, according an omnibus bill currently being debated in parliament, daily Radikal has reported. The Telecommunications Directorate (TİB)

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