Turkish teen jailed for insulting President Erdogan, released from custody

December 26, 2014 9:45 AM

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Turkish teen jailed for insulting President Erdogan, released from custody

In this Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Presidential Press Service, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting at his new palace in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hurriyet newspaper says the 16-year-old high-school student, identified only by his initials M.E.A., was arrested Wednesday in the central city of Konya for making a speech at a student protest a day earlier. The boy reportedly said Erdogan was regarded as the "thieving owner of the illegal palace" in reference to a government corruption scandal as well as a controversial 1,150-room new palace Erdogan inaugurated in October. (AP Photo/Turkish Presidential Press Service) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Presidential Press Service, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to address a meeting at his new palace in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulti...

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