Turkey: Four Charlie Hebdo journalists charged with “insulting” Erdogan

The four main Charlie Hebdo journalists were charged by a Turkish prosecutor with “insulting” Erdogan. You can expect up to four years in prison

A Turkish public prosecutor on Friday demanded a prison sentence of up to four years against four Charlie Hebdo employees. He accuses the French satirical weekly newspaper of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a cartoon published last year.

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In a context of high diplomatic tension between Ankara and Paris, the publication of this cartoon in October had aroused the anger of the Turkish President.

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