Teenager released from jail after allegedly insulting Turkish president

December 26, 2014 11:02 AM

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Teenager released from jail after allegedly insulting Turkish president

ANKARA, Turkey – A teenager was released from custody on Friday after his arrest for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused uproar in the country.

The 16-year old student, identified by his initials M.E.A, was taken away from his school on Wednesday and jailed for making a speech during a student protest in which he reportedly said Erdogan was regarded as the "thieving owner of the illegal palace." It was a reference to a government corruption...

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