TURKEY: Zaman Columnist

TURKEY, 04/03/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is worried about he news that the Today's Zaman columnist Mumtaz'er Türköne has been sentenced to one year in prison. According to the court, sentences he wrote were highly critical of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Türköne was found guilty of “openly insulting the memory of Atatürk”.

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