Turkish Court Convicts Former Miss Turkey of “Insulting the President”

by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

[…] In the latest example of petty tyranny from NATO member and U.S. government “ally” Turkey, a former Miss Turkey has been convicted of sharing a satirical poem that insulted thin-skined President Tayyip Erdogan.

Reuters reports:

A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 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.

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