Turk­ish Colum­nist on Trial for In­sult­ing Pres­i­dent

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Is­tan­bul: The trial of a Turk­ish jour­nal­ist ac­cused of in­sult­ing Pres­i­dent Tayyip Re­cep Er­do­gan has opened and been im­me­di­ately ad­journed in Is­tan­bul. Cen­giz Can­dar, a vet­eran colum­nist of news­pa­pers Radikal and Hur­riyet, faces up to four years in prison on charges of in­sult­ing the pres­i­dent in seven ar­ti­cles that ap­peared in Radikal. PTI

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