POTUS to Holder: ‘Can you make US more like Turkey?’

Merve Büyüksaraç, [Former Miss Turkey] an industrial designer and writer, faces up to two years in prison for an Instagram post that prosecutors claim “insulted” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, her lawyer said.

The former Miss Turkey is accused of the crime of insulting a public official and Umut Tepe, an Istanbul prosecutor, is demanding that she is charged and given a sentence of one to two years in prison, according to Emre Telci.

Ms Büyüksaraç shared what was believed to be a quote from the satirical The Master’s Poem – in which verses from the Turkish national anthem are used to criticise Mr Erdoğan.

The 26-year-old said she “may have quoted a poem” believed to be from Uykusuz, a Turkish satirical magazine, but soon deleted it after a friend warned her she could have committed a crime.

via Former Miss Turkey faces prison for ‘insulting’ Recep Tayyip Erdogan – Telegraph.

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