Jack E. Gozcu
Jack E. Gozcu

Calling Erdogan “Jew” deemed as insult

This is not a joke…

Calling Turkey’s President Erdogan “Jew” deemed “insulting” by the Turkish court.

A person named Yüksel Üstün, living in Bursa has declared the following statement on his Facebook account in 2020: “Tayyip is a Jew who pretends to be a Muslim”.

Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit against Mr. Üstün after the Ministry of Justice gave permission to prosecute for insulting the President. In the indictment, it was argued that the suspect committed the alleged crime by “offending the honor, honor and dignity of the President” with this post. Erdoğan’s lawyer stated that the defendant targeted the President by using expressions that offend the President’s honor, dignity and prestige, and publicly committed the crime by targeting his personality, dignity and reputation.

Bursa 23rd Criminal Court sentenced the person who used the word “Jew” about President Erdogan to a judicial fine of 7000 TRY (720 USD) for “insulting the President”. In the complaint petition of Erdoğan’s lawyer Hüseyin Aydın, the expression “Jew” against Erdoğan was evaluated as “humiliating, damaging to honor and dignity”.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures at a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on September 21, 2020. (Adem ALTAN / AFP)
About the Author
Jack E. Civre was born as a Jew in Turkey Istanbul in 1985. He studied Engineering. During his University years he started being involved in Public Diplomacy and Politics.
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