A total of 4,480 of these investigations turned into court cases, and 2,462 of the suspects, including 19 under age, have received various punishments.
Canan Kaftancıoğlu, an official from the main opposition party, was also sentenced to over nine years for allegedly insulting the Turkish president.
Hundreds of people in Turkey, even high school students, face charges of insulting President Erdoğan.
The slightest criticism is considered insult, and there has been a significant rise in the number of cases in which people inform on others claiming that they insulted the president, the government or government officials. Continue reading “26,000 investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018”