Turkish authorities arrested a journalist on Monday for “insulting” a medieval Turkish sultan on Twitter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) passes next to a Turkish soldier wearing an Ottoman uniform during a third anniversary commemoration rally in Istanbul on July 15, 2019. (AFP)
Turkish journalist Oktay Candemir, second from left, outside a courthouse in Turkey. (Supplied)
Consequences of insulting the current Turkish leader
Bulent Kenes, then-editor-in-chief of Today's Zaman, shows his newspaper minutes before police detain him in his office in Istanbul on Oct. 9, 2015. (AP)