Originally Posted by Jackpot
Are you fucking serious right now?
And that's the tip of the iceberg of people who have been imprisoned due to Erdogan's thin skin. Not to mention journalists who dare to do their jobs. Such suppression has actually skyrocketed under him:
Schoolchildren. Cartoonists. Poets. These are the enemy according to Erdogan. "Improvements" my ass.
It's ridiculous and awful, but it's not the same thing at all.
Erdogan was jailed because he read a political poem, not because he insulted the current head of state. Let's remember that it's forbidden in many western democracies like France. Somebody got 1 month of jail because he insulted Sarkozy.
Another man was charged of a 100 euro fine for saying "Sarkozy, i see you".
It's equally bad and i condemn both, but it's not the same nature. Erdogan was jailed by strict arbitrary standards, not because he insulted somebody.