The beauty queen faces two years jail sentence for posting an image on instagram that may or may not have been about the Turkish President. This is what happens when your president is a radicalized Muslim. Erdogan is known for throwing journalists, lawyers and military officials in jail who oppose him.
Merve Büyüksaraç, 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.
Cihan news agency reported that she told a prosecutor at Çağlayan court: “I don’t precisely recall the content I have shared on my Instagram account. However, I might have taken excerpts from Twitter, other social media websites or the cartoon magazine Uykusuz.
“I did not personally adapt the poem titled ‘The Poem of the Chief’. I shared it because it was funny to me. I did not intend to insult Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.”
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