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Turkish Journalist Sedef Kabas Detained for “Insulting” President Erdogan

HeadlineJan 25, 2022

In Turkey, prominent journalist Sedef Kabas has been jailed while she awaits trial on charges of allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kabas was detained Saturday after she tweeted a proverb that translates as: “When the ox climbs to the palace, he does not become a king, but the palace becomes a barn.” Kabas is being held at a prison in Istanbul. The law on insulting the president carries a sentence of between one and four years. Tens of thousands of people have been charged and sentenced over the so-called crime during Erdogan’s presidency.

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