News 19 may — 11:45

Magazine recall ordered over Ataturk insult

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A court in Turkey has ordered the recall of history magazine "Derin Tarih"s (Deep History) May issue for insulting Turkey’s founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Thursday,Anadolu Agency reports.,

The Bakirkoy 4th Criminal Court of Peace in Istanbul justified its decision by arguing the presence of insulting expressions against Ataturk in the magazine but did not specify the nature of said insult.

In another recent case, a prosecutor filed indictments on Wednesday against two people separately accused of insulting Ataturk.

Historian Suleyman Yesilyurt was remanded in custody last Friday over his claims made during a live TV broadcast. The second suspect, Hasan Akar, remains at large since the Bakirkoy court issued an arrest warrant for both last Thursday.

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