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Man facing jail for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meme

A Turkish court has ordered experts to assess the character The Lord of the Rings, Gollum  in the case of a man on trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish media report.

Dr Çiftçi, was expelled from his job at the Public Health Institution of Turkey in October.

He is on trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with this meme:

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Turkey has a history of tough sentencing on government insults.

During Mr Erdogan’s time in office (Prime Minister 2003-14, President from 2014), 63 journalists have been sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison, with collective fines of $128,000

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