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    Ex-Miss Turkey found guilty of insulting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan



    A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, through social media postings and handed her a 14-month suspended sentence.

    The court on Tuesday found 27-year-old Merve Büyüksaraç guilty of insulting a public official. She would have to serve the sentence if she reoffends.

    Büyüksaraç, who was crowned Miss Turkey in 2006, was briefly detained for sharing a satirical poem on her Instagram account in 2014. Prosecutors deemed it to be insulting to Erdoğan, who was prime minister at the time.

    Since becoming president in 2014, Erdoğan has filed close to 2,000 defamation cases under a previously seldom-used law that prohibits insulting the president.

    The trials have deepened concerns over deteriorating freedoms in a country that was once seen as a model of Muslim democracy.

    Ex-Miss Turkey found guilty of insulting Recep Tayyip Erdo?an | World news | The Guardian

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    1) That Turkish president is a lunatic, needs kicking out of politics and putting in prison.

    2) She is a beautiful lady.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    1) That Turkish president is a lunatic, needs kicking out of politics and putting in prison.

    2) She is a beautiful lady.

    She's a FREE lady and that's the problem....for some

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    Nothing like setting a high profile example, must be difficult being opened minded and living in Turkey

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    Erdoğan has turned into a nutter, IMVHO. It looks to me like he wants to become a dictator. Perhaps the Turkish military will kick him out soon.

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    When does the arrogant asshole Erdogan come up for re-election.

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    Never. His new Prime Minister pet is gonna change the constitution so that: 1) The Big E has all the power; 2) The Big E reigns for life.

    & Germany wants these fukers in the EU...

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