Turkey frees schoolboy arrested for ’insulting’ Erdogan

December 26, 2014 12:32 PM

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ANKARA: A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of a 16-year-old high school pupil arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following accusations his detention was the latest sign of the country veering to authoritarianism.

The boy, Mehmet Emin Altunses, was released following a complaint by his lawyer over his arrest in the central city of Konya.

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