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Turkey: Journalists Sentenced Over Prophet Mohammed Cartoons

1 MIN READApr 28, 2016 | 13:48 GMT

Two Turkish journalists were sentenced to two years in prison April 28 for including in their columns a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, their lawyer said, AFP reported. Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan were charged with inciting public hatred and insulting religious values after including the controversial cartoon with their columns in the opposition Cumhuriyet daily. Prosecutors have regularly targeted the newspaper, which has been critical of the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The original cartoon was the motivation for a January 2015 terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo's Paris office that killed 12 people.

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