Turkish student arrested for ‘insulting’ president

December 25, 2014 8:05 PM

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Turkish student arrested for ‘insulting’ president

ANKARA – A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption, local media reported on Thursday.

The young boy, identified by his initials MEA, was believed to be a member of a leftist organisation, the Hurriyet newspaper reported. He was delivering a speech on Wednesday in the central Anatolian city of Konya, a bastion of Erdogan's Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), in memory ...

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