A Turkish man who allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media was arrested by a court on Tuesday, according to the Turkish media.
The man, identified as Ahmet E., was detained yesterday in a police raid on his home in Turkey’s western Denizli province.
Insulting the president is an offense in Turkey punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment.
According to Justice Ministry figures, nearly 20,000 people have been the subject of legal proceedings for allegedly insulting Erdoğan during his presidency. The number includes many ordinary citizens who were prosecuted over their social media posts.