Prominent Turkey Television Journalist Detained For Insulting President Erdogan


Sedef Kabas and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan The police have actually detained a prominent Turkish journalist, Sedef Kabas for apparently disrespecting the country’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Kabas was apprehended in the early hours of Saturday morning, and a court ordered her to remain in jail pending a trial.Kabas’lawyer Ugur Poyraz said they would appeal the” unlawful”decision on Monday January 24. Poyraz said;” We hope Turkey can go back to guideline of law quickly.”The alleged insult was in
the form of a palace-related saying that Kabas

revealed both on an opposition tv channel and on her Twitter account, drawing condemnation from federal government officials.Kabas did not name Erdogan directly. However, the authorities challenge a proverb that she used during a program on Tele1 television and later on tweeted.”When the ox concerns the palace, he does not end up being a king,” Kabas stated.”But the palace ends up being a barn.” Erdogan representative Fahrettin Altun called Kabas”unethical”and”careless.””The honor of the presidency’s office is the honor of our nation. … I

condemn the vulgar insults made against our president and his workplace,” he wrote.Turkey’s justice minister, Abdulhamit Gul, composed on Twitter that Kabas will”get what she should have”for her”illegal “remarks.The nation’s broadcast regulator, RTUK, on the other hand, started an examination into Tele1 for “undesirable declarations targeting our president. “Tele1’s chief editor, Merdan Yanardag, sharply criticized the arrest. He said; “Her detention overnight at 2 a.m. because of a proverb is inappropriate. “This stance is an attempt to daunt journalists, the

media and society.”The criminal activity of insulting the president brings a prison sentence of one to four years in Turkey. Considering that Erdogan ended up being president in 2014, 35,507 cases of insulting the president were filed and there were 12,881 convictions.Kabas had formerly been charged after she published criticism of a government-appointed judge who dropped a corruption probe against Erdogan and other politicians. She was later released. ToriNG

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