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The twelve persons arrested for insulting Erdogan

In Turkey, a judge, and twelve persons detained. They are accused of is offensive to have spoken about president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The twelve would have done so during a campagnebijeenkomst of the oppositiekandidaat Muharrem Ince, in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections of Sunday, which were won by the current head of state.

The suspects are now in custody in Izmir in anticipation of their process. It was here that Ince last Thursday a campagnebijeenkomst organized with tens of thousands of attendees. The western coastal town applies as a bastion of the main opposition party, the centre-left CHP.

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