World Turkey Detains Teen for Insulting President on Facebook

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A Turkish court on Monday remanded in custody a 17-year-old construction worker on charges of "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, media reports said.

It is the latest case in which youngsters have been hauled before the courts in Turkey on similar charges, as activists express growing alarm over the limits on freedom of expression under Mr Erdogan.

The boy, identified as F.E., was detained at his home in western Tekirdag province after someone called the police emergency line to complain about his Facebook posts, Dogan news agency said.



The court in Tekirdag placed him in pre-trial detention, Dogan said.

Critics say Mr Erdogan has become increasingly authoritarian since becoming president in August 2014 after more than a decade as prime minister, and the number of prosecutions for insulting him have risen.
 
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Hmmm...is this the future for Nigerians
 
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Hope Erdogan would not sanction Nigerian Bulletin for posting this? :D
 
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Hope Erdogan would not sanction Nigerian Bulletin for posting this? :D
My main concern is that this will be the blueprint for our wonderful politicians to make people dissappear from the streets to the cheers of the misguided.
 
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